Telephone Company is Arm of Government, Feds Admit in Spy Suit


Policy Counsel
Senior Director of Federal Policy and the Washington Office


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The Department of Justice has finally admitted it in court papers: the nation’s telecom companies are an arm of the government — at least when it comes to secret spying. Fortunately, a judge says that relationship isn’t enough to squash a rights group’s open records request for communications between the nation’s telecoms and the feds.