Govt wants Wikileaks supporter's suit thrown out
BOSTON—The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an outspoken advocate for an Army private accused of funneling classified documents to Wikileaks.
A federal judge did not immediately rule after hearing arguments Tuesday afternoon in Boston on the government's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by David House. House is a founding member of The Bradley Manning Support Network who had his laptop and other electronics taken by Homeland Security agents last year at a Chicago airport.
House says the items weren't returned for seven weeks. The suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union says during that time, documents related to the Manning network were copied and given to other agencies.
The ACLU wants the judge to order the government to return or destroy any information taken from House's device.