Lawyers: How can we scrutinize surveillance records that remain sealed?

"In re: Petition of Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn to unseal technical-assistance orders and materials began last year, when the two Stanford University-affiliated lawyers sought to shed light on how the government conducts domestic snooping and exerts pressure on companies to aid federal efforts to thwart cryptography.

The attorneys, Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn, asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California itself to unilaterally unseal all court documents “where there is no longer any need for secrecy, e.g., the criminal investigation has terminated, the surveillance order (including any delayed-notice order) has expired, or charges have been filed.”"