The Electronic Frontier Foundation writes
After a wait of nearly three years, Judge Hood in the Eastern District of Michigan finally ruled yesterday on the government’s request that the court dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of Muslim and Arab-American associations challenging the constitutionality of PATRIOT Act Section 215. As you may recall, Section 215 authorizes the government to obtain a secret order from the FISA court demanding business records or any other information that investigators think is relevant to a terrorism investigation. The court’s decision? Motion denied!