August 22nd , 2013 9:20 am Leave a comment

The Guardian wins limited injunction in court case

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LONDON (AP) — A British court has ruled the U.K. government may look through items seized from the partner of a journalist who has written stories about documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Lawyers for David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, said the seized items contain confidential information. It asked the High Court to prevent the government from “inspecting, copying or sharing” the data.

Instead, the court will allow the government to view the items on the condition the material is being examined on “national security” grounds. The injunction runs until Aug. 30.

It was unclear whether the court or the government itself would be authorized to decide what is in the interests of national security.

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