Monday, December 16, 2013

NSA tapping unconstitutional?

Judge: NSA phone program likely unconstitutional

The NSA headquarters are pictured. | AP Photo
The ruling is the first significant legal setback for the NSA’s surveillance program. | AP Photo
A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the information had helped to head off terrorist attacks.

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