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---------- Forwarded message --------- From: David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> Date: Tue, May 23, 2017 at 3:29 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> 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, our challenge to the U.S. National Security > Agency’s “Upstream” mass surveillance practices. We filed 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. Soon after, we appealed. > > > > This morning, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the > Wikimedia Foundation can proceed with the suit. The opinion partially > vacated and remanded the District Court ruling, which found that the > Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs lacked legal standing > 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) 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, as well > as our Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA resource page. > > > > Best, > > Jim Buatti > Legal Counsel > >  https://policy.wikimedia.org/stopsurveillance/ > > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstream_collection > > >  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/ > > >  > 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 > > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_(law) > > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_Liberties_Union > > >  https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/23/wikimedia-nsa-appeal-standing/ > > >  https://policy.wikimedia.org/stopsurveillance/ > > -- > James Buatti > Legal Counsel > Wikimedia Foundation > 149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor > San Francisco, CA 94105 > jbua...@wikimedia.org > > NOTICE: This message might have confidential or legally privileged > information in it. If you have received this message by accident, please > delete it and let us know about the mistake. For legal reasons, I may only > serve as an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation. This means I may not > give legal advice to or serve as a lawyer for community members, > volunteers, or staff members in their personal capacity. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>
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