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EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Review Cellphone Shutdown Case

Today, EPIC filed a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running campaign to obtain the government's cellphone shutdown policy. EPIC has sought the secret policy from the DHS since 2012 after government officials disabled cellular service at a BART station during a peaceful protest. In the latest filing, EPIC countered the DHS's opposition to the high court's review of the case. EPIC highlighted the government's inconsistent views on the law, and urged the Court to resolve "a direct conflict between the D.C. Circuit and the Second Circuit" Courts of Appeals. EPIC successfully obtained a redacted version of the procedure, but is fighting to uncover more of the secret document.

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