This is one of the crazier things I’ve seen in a while, and as someone who works with a lot of whistleblowers, that’s saying something.
The EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies in the case Jewel v. NSA, attempting to stop illegal dragnet surveillance. According to EFF there was a hearing on June 6 in a crowded courtroom, but after it was over the government asked to have “classified information” that they had presented in open court removed from the court transcript. And they wanted to do so in secret so it would never be a matter of public record.
Moreover, EFF was under a gag order not to speak about it until today