For those who missed it in the 10th footnote, this is the link to spread:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/23/wikimedia-nsa-appeal-standing/


- d.

On 23 May 2017 at 23:00, James Buatti <jbua...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
>
>
>
> The Foundation is pleased to announce an update in Wikimedia Foundation v.
> National Security Agency,[1] our challenge to the U.S. National Security
> Agency’s “Upstream”[2] mass surveillance practices. We filed[3] the suit
> back in March 2015 to protect the privacy and free expression rights of
> Wikimedia readers, editors, and contributors. The U.S. government moved to
> dismiss the case, and in October 2015, the District Court granted that
> motion.[4] Soon after, we appealed.[5]
>
>
>
> This morning, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals[6] ruled that the
> Wikimedia Foundation can proceed with the suit. The opinion[7] partially
> vacated and remanded the District Court ruling, which found that the
> Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs lacked legal standing[8]
> to bring the case. The Fourth Circuit panel vacated this ruling as to the
> Wikimedia Foundation; two of the judges held that we have established
> standing, although the other plaintiffs have not. The final judge would
> have found standing for all the plaintiffs. This means our case can
> proceed, but not with the other plaintiffs.
>
>
>
> This is an important step in the fight against government mass
> surveillance, and a victory for the privacy and free expression rights of
> Wikimedia users. We are carefully reviewing the decision, along with our
> counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)[9] to identify next
> steps for our case. For the immediate time being, the case has been
> remanded back to the District Court of Maryland for further proceedings. We
> will keep you posted on the next steps.
>
>
>
> For more information, please see today’s blog about the case,[10] as well
> as our Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA resource page.[11]
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Jim Buatti
> Legal Counsel
>
> [1] https://policy.wikimedia.org/stopsurveillance/
>
>
> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstream_collection
>
>
> [3] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/10/wikimedia-v-nsa/
>
>
> [ <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/10/wikimedia-v-nsa/>4]
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/23/wikimedia-v-nsa-lawsuit-dismissal/
>
>
> [ <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/10/wikimedia-v-nsa/>5]
> <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/10/wikimedia-v-nsa/>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/02/17/wikimedia-nsa-appeal-filed/
>
>
> [6]
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Court_of_
> Appeals_for_the_Fourth_Circuit
>
>
> [
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Court_of_
> Appeals_for_the_Fourth_Circuit>
> 7]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Court_of_
> Appeals_for_the_Fourth_Circuit>
> https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/
> 73._4th_cir_opinion_5.23.2017.pdf
>
>
> [8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_(law)
>
>
> [9] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_Liberties_Union
>
>
> [10] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/23/wikimedia-nsa-appeal-standing/
>
>
> [11] https://policy.wikimedia.org/stopsurveillance/
>
> --
> James Buatti
> Legal Counsel
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor
> San Francisco, CA 94105
> jbua...@wikimedia.org
>
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