Media Demands Secret AT&T Papers

Wired News is reporting that several media outlets (San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News and Bloomberg News) have joined together to with Wired to petition for the release of “secret” AT&T papers detailing the extend of the White House’s warrantless wiretapping program. AT&T is resisting because they claim the papers contain, “corporate trade secrets.” “At 2 p.m. Thursday, both sides will make oral arguments before U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco.”

“Even if there are trade-secrets interests, that interest has to yield to the paramount public interest in what the court is deciding,” [Wired’s attorney] said. “People should know if their phones are being tapped into by AT&T on behalf of the government.”

We wish them luck! —MEGHANN MARCO

Media Takes on AT&T in Spy Case [Wired News]