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Court of Appeals Permits Activists’ Case Against Army Employees to Proceed

Last month, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled it would permit Washington State activists to pursue a lawsuit against two United States civilian employees, according to The New York Times.

The Times further reports that the plaintiffs have accused John J. Towery, a former criminal intelligence analyst, and fellow Army employee, Thomas Rudd, of illegally surveilling protesters of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Brendan Maslauskas Dunn, a plaintiff and activist, comments on the suit as follows:

“John Towery had an intimate knowledge of our personal lives, our relationships, our political beliefs, even actions we were planning. People were followed. They were routinely harassed, detained, and arrested.”


You can read the full Times article here.

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