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ACLU Takes NSA Phone Spying Fight to 2nd Circ
« on: January 06, 2014, 22:11 »
ACLU Takes NSA Phone Spying Fight To 2nd Circ. - Law360
By Allison Grande

Law360, New York (January 03, 2014, 4:05 PM ET)-- The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed its widely expected appeal of a New York federal court ruling that found the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records to be constitutional, setting the stage for the Second Circuit to weigh in on the divisive issue.

The appeal comes less than a week after Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District of New York rejected the ACLU’s claims that the NSA’s phone surveillance operations violate Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful searches and...

more, behind a paywall at http://www.law360.com/articles/498442

ACLU follows through on vow to appeal decision to dismiss NSA suit - RT

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an appeal against the US National Security Agency’s indiscriminate collection of telephone metadata after the group's suit seeking to halt the policy was dismissed last week.

The ACLU first filed suit against Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in June 2013, just after the Edward Snowden’s disclosure about the classified NSA program that regularly compels phone companies to provide the government with millions of phone records. The civil liberties advocacy group argued that the program violated Americans’ First and Fourth Amendment rights.

more at http://rt.com/usa/aclu-appeals-nsa-phone-collection-101/
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