NSA phone records collection 'likely violates constitution', US judge rules

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  1. chapped

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    A federal judge ruled against the National Security Agency on Monday, saying that its bulk collection of telephone metadata “likely violates the constitution”.

    In a case brought by activist Larry Klayman, Washington DC district court judge Richard Leon ruled that the NSA must cease collecting the defendants’ information. Leon said he believed it was “substantially likely” that “the program is unlawful”, and that in that event, “the plaintiffs have suffered concrete harm traceable to the challenged program”.

    The government filed a request for an emergency stay of the order, saying it believed it was likely to win on appeal. A different panel of judges in a similar caseruled in favor of the NSA in October.

    As a result of the ruling, the NSA must also quarantine the data it already has related to Klayman, a conservative activist attorney and founder of Freedom Watch, and his co-plaintiffs, Charles and Mary Ann Strange. A Department of Justice spokesman said: “The government is reviewing the decision.”
     
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    Obama not enforcing immigration laws probably does as well.
     
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    That was a brilliant bit of jurisprudence to suss out the unconstitutional aspects of mointoring law-abiding citizens sans warrant. I see why he's a Judge.
     
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    I'm keeping an open mind with regard to these challenges in general, but I would be interested to hear in what specific ways the plaintiffs believe they were personally harmed by the NSA's metadata collection efforts.