US court: Law does not protect identities of lobbyists

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02/09/10

Today a federal appeals court rejected a government claim of ‘lobbyist privacy’ to hide the identities of individuals who pressured Congress to grant immunity to telecommunications companies that participated in the government’s warrantless electronic surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. As the court observed, ‘There is a clear public interest in public knowledge of the methods through which well-connected corporate lobbyists wield their influence’...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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