The massive Cape Wind offshore wind farm scored a legal huge victory on Friday, when US District Judge Reggie B. Walton upheld the results of a ten-year permitting process and rejected a laundry list of claims brought by local opposition groups. Show More Summary
(WASHINGTON) — A federal judge has directed the government to preserve phone data gathered under a National Security Agency surveillance program beyond a five-year limit. The order by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, who presides over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, will be in effect while a dispute over preservation of phone data is pending…
Well, this is interesting. No sooner had FISC judge Reggie Walton shot down the DOJ's request to hold Section 215 metadata indefinitely (supposedly to preserve evidence related to ongoing lawsuits) then another judge has ordered the NSA to preserve this same data as evidence related to two lawsuits the agency is currently engaged in. Show More Summary
As was noted here in January, the non-rubber stamp FISA court rubber stamped the latest NSA bulk record request without hesitation, almost as though the previous seven months of leaks had never happened. That order has now been amended due to the January 17th presidential directive issued in conjunction with the administration's NSA reforms. Show More Summary
(LAFAYETTE, La.) — Edmund Reggie, who managed John F. Kennedy’s Louisiana campaign and whose daughter later married Sen. Edward Kennedy, has died at his home in Lafayette. He was 87. His family issued a statement saying Reggie died Tuesday morning, without providing further details. Show More Summary
FISA Court judge Reggie Walton challenged statistics indicating that the secret court approves almost every surveillence request it receives.
One of the more surprising documents to be declassified as a result of the EFF and ACLU's lawsuits against the government is an opinion issued by FISA Judge Reggie Walton in which he excoriates the NSA for playing fast and loose with the rules governing its data collections. Show More Summary
As we all know, the NSA collects records of every telephone call made in the United States. Even if the rules governing the use of this information are highly restrictive, this still represents an enormous intrusion on the privacy rights of American citizens—something that FISA judge Reggie Walton acknowledged in a court opinion written in 2009. Show More Summary
Meaty. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled on Friday that churrascaria chain Fogo de Chão could not actually sue U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for denying a special work visa to one of its essential churrasqueiros back...Show More Summary
A spicy #immigration case has resulted in defeat for a Brazilian chef, and the popular Fogo de Chao restaurant chain that's employed and trained him. Dig it: This case forced U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton to tuck into the question...
He finds that prosecutors suppressed evidence (a "Brady violation") and writes that he believes the statement Reggie Clemons gave to police was coerced.
A judge denied alleged Snapchat co-founder Reggie Brown's motion to disqualify Quinn Emanuel from representing Snapchat today. Quinn Emanuel will continue to represent the company as the case moves forward. "We’re pleased that the Court enforced Mr. Brown’s clear and unequivocal promise not to seek to disqualify the firm," Quinn Emanuel partner Bruce Van Dalsem said.
Judge Reggie Walton declared that only Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google have fought back against recently-revealed NSA spying programs.
David Codrea: “U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton last night dismissed a National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed lawsuit challenging the constitutionality on Second Amendment grounds of Washington, DC’s ban on the sale and possession of handguns,” the Violence Policy Center crowed back in 2004, before the historic Heller decision. “Judge Walton’s 68-page ruling in Seegars v. [...]
A #libel case against Atlantic Monthly writer Jeffrey Goldberg, brought by an aggrieved former public official in the Republic of Liberia, has been dismissed by a federal judge. In a 20-page decision, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton tossed the lawsuit...
The woman who allegedly broke up Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush is a lot of things... but a check-forging con artist isn't one of them... at least that's what she told the judge.TMZ broke the story... January Gessert -- who rose to fame in 2010…
Letters sent to Judge Reggie B. Walton regarding the sentencing of vice presidential aide Lewis I. “Scooter” Libby, who was convicted of obstruction of justice, were released by the court (large pdf) today. Several of them touched on matters of secrecy and national security policy. “If there is anyone who fully understands our ‘system’ for [...]Show More Summary
Judge Reggie B. Walton was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by the Chief Justice of the United States effective May 19, Secrecy News has learned. The FIS Court, established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, is composed of eleven District Court judges who are responsible for authorizing government requests for electronic [...]Show More Summary
New evidence has emerged reinforcing the contention that Reggie Clemons' trial was marred by misconduct; a judge's recommendations are expected by June 1.
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts has appointed Judge Reggie B. Walton of the D.C. District Court to serve as Presiding Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, effective February 22, 2013. Judge Walton, who has been a member of the FIS Court since May 2007, will replace Presiding Judge John D. Bates, [...]