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Gems Mined from the NSA Documents and FISA Court Opinions Released

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Gen Alexander, August 17, 2009: Non-compliance with court ordered "stemmed from a basic lack of shared understanding among key NSA mission, legal and oversight stakeholders concerning the full scope of the" telephone records program.

First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. NSA  

Kurt Opsahl is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at  Perkins Coie , where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters, including working on  Kelly v. ArribasoftMGM v. Grokster  and CoStar v. LoopNet . For his work responding to government subpoenas, Opsahl is proud to have been called a "rabid dog" by the Department of Justice. Prior to Perkins, Opsahl was a research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the  U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems . Opsahl received his law degree from  Boalt Hall , and undergraduate degree from  U.C. Santa Cruz . Opsahl co-authored " Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook ." In 2007, Opsahl was named as one of the  "Attorneys of the Year"  by  California Lawyer magazine  for his work on the  O'Grady v. Superior Court  appeal.

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