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In re Application of US for Order Pursuant to 18 USC 2703(d), 11-5151

Petition for mandamus brought by Subscribers whose Twitter records and other documents were obtained by the US pursuant to a request under the Stored Communications Act, at the pre-grand jury phase of an ongoing criminal investigation related to the unauthorized release of classified documents to WikiLeaks.org, for public access to the 18 USC section 2703(d) Orders and related documents filed in a sealed case is denied, where: 1) there is no First Amendment right to access 2703(d) proceedings; and 2) the common law right to access such documents is presently outweighed by countervailing interests.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/25/2013
  • Published 01/25/2013




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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