Statement from my attorneys on Attkisson v. DOJ FBI that dismisses my government intrusion lawsuit. (Several parts attached to this Tweet):
1/"The 2-1 panel decision that the 4th Circuit allowed to remain in effect effectively makes it impossible for any US citizen to challenge the government in court even if there is compelling evidence of unlawful surveillance... (Continued)
2/Significantly, the court did not rule on or challenge accuracy of Attkisson's factual assertions or physical evidence demonstrating state-sponsored surveillance; instead it said if govt. refuses to turn over evidence for long enough, it can effectively run out the clock...
3/...on the litigation. Here, the government has stonewalled Ms. Attkisson literally for years, but instead of criticizing the government for its failure to provide requested discovery, the two judges in the majority turned the facts on their head (Continued)...
4/...and actually blamed Attkisson for being stonewalled and dismissed the case because of *her* supposed failure to get the information the government is unwilling to provide. (Cont.)
5/ Judge Wynn's clear-eyed and passionate dissent in the case properly recognizes that "under the government's playbook...plaintiffs would be deprived all opportunity to challenge the legality of most, if not all, these electronic surveillance efforts,
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