Judge backs State Department in WikiLeaks FOIA

From Washington Post:

WASHINGTON — A judge is backing the State Department’s refusal to provide 23 classified embassy cables even though they had already been released by the website WikiLeaks and published by various news organizations.

The American Civil Liberties Union had sought the cables under a Freedom of Information Act request, and sued after the State Department refused to provide them.

U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled Monday that the WikiLeaks disclosure “is no substitute for an official acknowledgement” by the government.

See more in a reaction from the ACLU.