Wikileaks gets legal help

Wikileaks, the whistleblowin’, scandal-exposin’, government-embarrassin’ website that was taken down by a court order earlier this month, is going to get help pleading its case. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are planning to argue on Wikileaks’ behalf at the continuation hearing on Friday, where the court order will either be extended or dropped.

It would be nice to think that this was a chance for the little guy to strike back, but the documents that provoked the court order allegedly contained private bank records, so the chances are pretty slim. On the other hand, the court order was against the domain host, not Wikileaks itself – so if you know the site’s IP address you can still visit.

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