A federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government can prosecute foreigners who send information to foreign governments.
The court’s opinion, written by Judge Anthony Kennedy, found that sending information to a foreign government can result in a federal crime.
The Justice Department appealed the ruling and has been fighting for months.
But the Justice Department on Monday formally filed a petition with the Supreme Court in an effort to block the ruling.
“The Government must make an argument that the foreign country can be shown to have committed an act of international terrorism and thus can be prosecuted under the law of the United States,” Kennedy wrote in the opinion.
“In short, the Government’s argument is that a foreign country may have committed international terrorism if it sends information to the United Kingdom.”
The ruling came in a case brought by a U.K.-based hacker who wanted to share information about the British government’s hacking operations with a U:S.
government agency, the National Security Agency.
The U.S. Government had sought to prevent the hacker from sharing information, which could have revealed the identities of British officials who participated in the hacking operation.
The hacker’s request was rejected, but a lawsuit by the hacker and the government sought to stop the ruling in the name of national security.
The ruling could have a significant impact on future efforts to combat terrorism.
The decision is expected to be appealed.
“This is a significant development,” said Matthew Olsen, executive director of the Government Accountability Project.
“For years, the government has tried to use a very narrow interpretation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to prosecute U.s. citizens, including U. S. citizens abroad, who disclose information to third parties.”
The FBI’s new powers The decision came in response to a complaint by the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which said that the FBI improperly obtained the private information of thousands of U.k. government employees and contractors, including the head of the Office of Management and Budget.
The company filed the lawsuit in 2014 after the FBI accessed the private email accounts of some former senior U. k. government officials, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary James Baker.
The case was the first to be brought by the private firm after a series of cybersecurity breaches that the Department of Homeland Security has said are part of a broader effort to attack the U. ssecurity.
According to CrowdStrike and the Justice Depart ment, the FBI obtained the emails and other sensitive information from more than 200 of the government employees, contractors, and individuals in the government.
The lawsuit also accused the FBI of illegally obtaining the emails of at least 22 current and former U. K. government contractors, as well as former State Department officials.
The government has previously said that only those who have been authorized to receive and store classified information are able to access and view those files.
“CrowdStrike has been a strong advocate for the public’s interest in a robust national security system, and we will continue to fight to protect the integrity of the American digital infrastructure and privacy,” said Brian Krebs, CEO of CrowdStrike.
“Today’s ruling by the appeals court does not change the law, and it is likely that the government will appeal to the Supreme