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State secrets privilege bars suit over NSA surveillance (access required)

Where the discovery procedures of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, didn’t apply to Wikimedia’s suit against the National Security Agency, or NSA, alleging the agency is spying on Wikimedia’s communications through its Upstream surveillance program, the suit was barred by the state secrets privilege. Background The Wikimedia Foundation contends that the government is spying on ...