The Times wants a list of documents including all internal memos and e-mails about the program of monitoring phone calls without court approval. It also seeks the names of the people or groups identified by it.
The Times in December broke the story that the NSA had begun intercepting domestic communications believed linked to al Qaeda following the September 11 attacks. That provoked renewed criticism of the way U.S.
President George W. Bush is handling his declared war on terrorism.
Bush called the disclosure of the program to the Times a “shameful act” and the U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into who leaked it.
The Times had requested the documents in December under the Freedom of Information Act but sued upon being unsatisfied with the
Pentagon’s response that the request was “being processed as quickly as possible,” according to the six-page suit filed at federal court in New York.
I have been running into a lot of NY Times ‘premium’ content this week.
How on earth are they going to be relevant in this age of connectivity if you can’t see their site? They would make so much money of they eyeballs that did show up if they didn’t try to reduce it by 20x at least the number of people who actually look at these pages.
Young people – who are hyper connected will not pay for NY Times content it is like going to make it self totally irrelevant to the next generation. Sad but true unless they get a clue.