ACLU v. NSA/493 F.3d 644

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493 F.3d 644

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants

v.

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, et al., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees

No. 06-2095/06-2140

United States Court of Appeals,
Sixth Circuit.


January 31, 2007, Argued

July 6, 2007, Decided

July 6, 2007, Filed


ARGUED: Gregory G. Garre, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Appellants.

Ann Beeson, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, New York, New York, for Appellees.

ON BRIEF: Gregory G. Garre, Thomas M. Bondy, Douglas N. Letter, Anthony A. Yang, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Appellants.

Ann Beeson, Jameel Jaffer, Melissa Goodman, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, New York, New York, Michael J. Steinberg, Kary L. Moss, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FUND OF MICHIGAN, Detroit, Michigan, Randal L. Gainer, DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP, Seattle, Washington, for Appellees.

Andrew G. McBride, WILEY REIN LLP, Washington, D.C., Paul D. Kamenar, WASHINGTON LEGAL FOUNDATION, Washington, D.C., Paul J. Orfanedes, Meredith L. DiLiberto, JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., Washington, D.C., John C. Eastman, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Orange, California, Jay A. Sekulow, AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., Larry J. Saylor, Saul A. Green, MILLER, CANFIELD, PADDOCK & STONE, Detroit, Michigan, ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Donald B. Verrilli Jr., JENNER & BLOCK, Washington, D.C., Kathleen M. Sullivan, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL, Stanford, California, Lucy A. Dalglish, REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, Arlington, Virginia, Richard M. Corn, New York, New York, for Amici Curiae.

Before: BATCHELDER, GILMAN, and GIBBONS, Circuit Judges. BATCHELDER, J., delivered the judgment of the court. GIBBONS, J., delivered a separate opinion concurring in the judgment only. GILMAN, J., delivered a separate dissenting opinion.