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Nos.
06-17132
and
06-17137
INTHE
UNITED STATES COURT
OF
APPEALS
FOR
THE
NINTH
CIRCUIT
TASH
HEPTING,
et 
al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
V.
AT&T
CORP.,
et 
al.,
Defendants-Appellants.
On
Appeal
from
the
United
States
District
Court
for the
Northern
District
of 
California
BRIEF
OF
AMICUS
CURIAE
PROFESSOR ROBERT
M.
CHESNEY
IN
SUPPORT
OF
REVERSAL
Adam
H.
Charnes*
KILPATRICK STOCKTON
LLP
1001
West
Fourth Street
Winston-Salem,
N.C.
27101
(336)
607-7382
*Counsel
of 
Record
March
16,
2007
Counsel 
 for
Amicus
Curiae
Professor
 Robert 
Chesney
 
TABLEOF
CONTENTS
PageTABLE
OF
CONTENTS
i
TABLE
OF
AUTHORITIES
11
INTEREST
OF
AMICUS
CURIAE
1
SUMMARY
OF
THE
ARGUMENT
2
ARGUMENT
2
I
THE
ORIGINS
OF
THE
STATE
SECRETS
PRIVILEGE
2
II.
USE
OF
THE
PRIVILEGE
IN
THE
MODERN
ERA
TO
PROTECT
THE
SOURCES
AND
METHODS EMPLOYED
BY
THE
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
8
III.
DISMISSAL
OF
THE
COMPLAINT
IS
A
FREQUENTRATHER
THAN
RARE
CONSEQUENCE
OF
INVOKING
THE
STATE SECRETS
PRIVILEGE
13
CONCLUSION
14
ADDENDUMCERTIFICATION
OF
COMPLIANCE
PURSUANT TO
FED.
R.APP.
P.
32(a)(7)(C)
AND
CIRCUIT
RULE
32-1
FOR
CASENOS.
06-17132
AND
06-17137CERTIFICATE
OF FILING
AND SERVICE
 
TABLE OF
AUTHORITIES
Page
Cases
 ACLUv
Brown,
609
F 2d
277 (7th
Cir
1979)
11
 Barefordv
Gen
Dynamics
Corp,973
F
2d
1138
(5th
Cir
1992)
14
 Ellsberg
v.
Mitchell,
709
F.2d
51
(D.C.Cir.1983)
11
 El-Masri
v.
United 
States,
F.3d
_,No.
06-1667, 2007
WL 625130
(4th Cir Mar
2,
2007)
10,
12
Firth Sterling Steel 
Co.
v.
Bethlehem
Steel 
Co.,
199
F. 353
(E.D.
Pa.
1912)
7,8,9
 Halkin
v
Helms,
598
F
2d
1
(DC
Cir
1978)
11,
12
 Halkin
v
Helms,
690
F
2d
977
(D
C
Cir
1982)
10,
12
Kasza v
Browner,
133
F
3d
1159
(9th Cir
1998)
13,
14
 Marburyv
Madison,5US 
137(1803)
6
 McDonnellDouglas
Corp
v
United 
States,
37
Fed
Cl
270
(1996)
9
Pollen
v.
Ford 
 Instrument 
Co.,
26
F.
Supp.
583
(E.D.N.Y.
1939)
7,
8
Pollen v
United 
States,
85
Ct Cl
673
(1937)
7
 Rex
v
Watson,
2
Starkie’s
C
148,
171
Eng Rep
591
(1817)
3,4,
5
Salisbury
v
United 
States,
690
F
2d
966
(D
C
Cir
1982)
10
Sterling
v.
Tenet,
416
F.3d
338
(4th
Cir.
2005)
9
Tenet 
v
Doe,
544
U
S
1
(2005)
9
Thompson
v.
German
Valley
 R.R. Co.,
22
N.J. Eq.
111
(N.J.
Ct.Ch.1871)
6
Totten
v
United 
States,
92
U
S
105 (1875)
6, 7,
8,
9
11

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