Judge awards $2.5 million in warrantless wiretap case

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December 22, 2010
Courthouse News Service    
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"A San Francisco federal judge granted two attorneys $20,400 each in liquidated damages, plus $2.5 million in attorneys' fees, late Tuesday after ruling nine months ago that the government violated federal domestic surveillance laws by spying on the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation. ... The government admittedly relied on the surveillance of phone conversations between the nonprofit's lawyers and an Al-Haramain director in Saudi Arabia when it designated the group as a terrorist organization associated with Osama bin Laden." (12/21/10)


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