9th Circuit decides legality of government’s files on reporters
The right of reporters’ to control what information the government keeps on file about them got a boost this week when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the feds can keep memos only if they are part of an ongoing investigation.
The dispute focused on Eric Anthony Garris’ dispute with the FBI.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said the court vindicated “the right to be free from government surveillance.”
The ruling ordered the FBI to expunge a 2004 memo it created that documented the political expression of antiwar.com and Garris. But it allowed the agency to keep another