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  • Judge Strikes Down Secretive Surveillance Law

    03/18/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
    A federal judge this week struck down a controversial set of laws allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to seek people's records without a court's approval, saying the strict secrecy orders demanded by the laws are not constitutional. Judge Susan Illston, of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the laws, which underlie a tool known as a "national security letter," violate the First Amendment and the separation of powers principles. In her order, Judge Illston ordered the government to stop issuing national security letters or enforcing their gag orders, although she said enforcement of her judgment...
  • BREAKING: CA Prop 83 (Jessicas Law) Stayed

    11/08/2006 4:04:08 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 53 replies · 1,850+ views
    Roger Hedgecock Show (Live) ^ | Nov 8, 2006 | Phil Thalheimer
    Breaking now on Roger's radio show in San Diego, Federal Judge Susan Illston has issued a temporary restraining order against Jessica's Law, Prop 83. Lawsuit brought in SF by a "John Doe" sex offender claiming the law is retroactive. The order applies in SF, Alameda, Marin and Sonoma. A hearing will be held on Nov 27. The plaintiff's lawyer is Dennis Riordan.