An attorney for an Islamic charity that's suing the government over what they claim was illegal wiretapping has found himself in quite the Kafka-esque predicament. Responding to a federal filing that he wasn't allowed to read, John Eisenberg says he was made to write out his entire legal brief in a windowless government room with no notes or law books.
A judge ruled that inadvertently released call logs allow the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation to sue. But the government, citing security constraints, isn't making things easy for the group's legal team. Eisenberg said he was even guarded by a federal agent while he wrote, and agents shredded notes he made while working on the brief—along with the peel of a banana he'd eaten.