Media outlets renew push for access to secret spy court decisions

Definitely an issue where the 500 word limit becomes moot. The observer is so important! But, since we are under corp(se) law, privacy is legally structuralized, and equally protected for government corporations as well. #RestoreTheConstitution, then maybe we can enjoy the spirit of america once again in the letter of the law as well and not have it strangled in the noose of the loopholes corporate interests have been able to assauge to put their interests above We The People under the morphing UCC and #nuregs. =D


A group of prominent media companies, including the New York Times and Bloomberg, are fighting a decision by America’s secret spy court to exclude a media advocacy group from seeking access to the court’s rulings.

In a petition filed on Friday (below), the media companies complained that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court “ignored Supreme Court precedent” by ruling that the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School had no standing to seek access to decisions that explain why the NSA can collect millions of phone and email records.

The claims set out in the petition – which was also signed by entities like Politico, the New Yorker and the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press — appear to provide further grist to a claim by the New York Times in July that the secret FISA court “has quietly become almost a parallel Supreme Court,” issuing its own…

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