FBI’s Pursuit of Library Records Challenged

U.S. District Court Judge Janet Hall held a hearing on Wednesday for the Connecticut librarian involved with a PATRIOT request in Connecticut. U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Connor urged Hall to consider the government’s interest and public policy demands for maintaining secrecy.

Hall said she would issue a ruling next week on the ACLU’s motion for a preliminary injunction. Whichever way Hall rules, one or both of the parties is likely to take the matter to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Connecticut Post has some details, as does The NY Times,