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Hepting v. AT&T, 671 F.3d 881 (9th Cir. 2011), was a class action lawsuit filed against AT&T Corporation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The issue at stake in the case was the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as well as the FISA amendments. While many have concerns regarding privacy violations from the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance practices, this case did not include the federal government or its agencies as a party to the action. The case started in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to the commencement of the trial, the federal government filed a motion to dismiss the case on national security grounds. The case was appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals ...

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