A federal court in Washington, DC ruled today that the Justice Department's explanation for withholding information about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was "manifestly insufficient." In EPIC v. Department of Justice, EPIC is seeking release of FISA surveillance reports routinely provided to Congress. The court ordered the government to submit the reports for review, and to provide specific reasons for withholding the material sought by EPIC. For almost 20 years, EPIC has made available information about FISC orders and surveillance reports. As EPIC explained to the court, release of these materials is of the "utmost importance to the public."
Let Snowden Into Canada
Dear Prime Minister
I ask that the Canadian government drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, protect him from extradition or rendition by third parties, and offer him asylum, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender.