Court of Appeals grants temporary stay in Patriot Act case
The Reader's Shop writes "The New York Times reported on Monday that the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan agreed to a temporary stay of a lower court ruling that would have allowed a member of the American Library Association to participate in the debate about the Patriot Act.
In the case, the FBI sent a Conn. library consortium a national security letter demanding that it turn over patron information and not disclose the request publicly.
The ACLU is arguing for the consortium in the case. Ann Beeson, the lead lawyer for the ACLU called the ruling "extremely frustrating" but also says she takes some comfort from the appellate court's promise to expedite the appeal."