Dan McCall soon might not have reason to sell his “Censored by the NSA” and “Censored by the DHS” T-shirts anymore.
Back in October, McCall, a Minnesota activist, sued the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security for violating his First Amendment rights when they issued cease-and-desist letters against his merchandise.
McCall is the proprietor of LibertyManiacs.com, which sells T-shirts, mugs and posters, many with satirical images he creates. One of his creations, from earlier this year, placed a slogan below the NSA’s official seal: “The only part of the government that actually listens.”
Now, both sides “are currently in discussion to resolve the case,” according to a court filing Friday by the government agencies. The agencies have asked for the deadline to respond to the complaint be moved to the middle of February. McCall’s lawyer agreed Tuesday to extend the deadline, according to the filing.
The agencies’ response was supposed to be due Jan. 6.
U.S. District Court Senior Judge Marvin J. Garbis had not made a decision on the motion as of Friday afternoon.