Date: November 4, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
3rd and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (Courtroom 20)
PRESS CONFERENCE TO FOLLOW ON COURTHOUSE STEPS
(Washington, D.C., October 29, 2014). Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor who was on the trial team that broke up AT&T and founder of Freedom Watch, the non-profit organization that last December 16, 2013 had federal Judge Richard J. Leon preliminarily enjoin the National Security Agency (“NSA”) from continuing to spy on American citizens with no ties to terrorism, announced that federal judges David Sentelle, Janice Rogers Brown and Stephen Williams will hold an oral argument on November 4, 2014 to consider permanently enjoining the NSA from continuing to violate the constitutional rights of Americans with its programs.
Larry Klayman, who is legal counsel, and two other plaintiffs, Charles and Mary Ann Strange, who are the father and stepmother of an NSA cryptologist personnel support of SEAL Team VI who was shot down and killed by the Taliban on August 6, 2011 during a mission called Extortion 17, will appear before the panel. The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) will participate in the oral argument as well. Klayman’s case was the first filed after whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed NSA’s illegal conduct.
Klayman had this to say: “Given the gravity of the NSA’s unconstitutional acts which affect all segments of society, this case is unique in that both conservatives and liberals alike have joined to represent the American people. I am honored to stand before the court with the ACLU and the EFF, both organizations that, like Freedom Watch, are dedicated to preserving individual liberties, protecting the rights to privacy, and restoring the rule of law in what has become a very corrupt American legal and governmental system.”
All interested persons and the media are invited to attend the hearing. A press conference will be held immediately following it on the courthouse steps off of Constitution Avenue.
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