HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Justice & Public Safety » Civil Liberties (Group) » U.S. appeals court grills...

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 01:09 PM

U.S. appeals court grills opponents of NSA phone data collection

Source: Reuters

U.S. appeals court grills opponents of NSA phone data collection

WASHINGTON Tue Nov 4, 2014 12:52pm EST

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday grilled opponents of the U.S. government program that collects millions of Americans' phone records, casting doubt on whether it would uphold a lower court ruling that found the program was likely unlawful.

This case is one of a handful brought against the program run by the National Security Agency since its existence was revealed in June 2013 by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

[font size=1]-snip-[/font]

A three-judge appellate panel on Tuesday appeared skeptical of the Washington-based case, brought by conservative lawyer Larry Klayman.

"It seems to be you are telescoping the process in a way that obscures the analysis," Judge Stephen Williams said.

[font size=1]-snip-[/font]

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/04/us-usa-surveillance-hearing-idUSKBN0IO1TO20141104

1 replies, 1126 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply U.S. appeals court grills opponents of NSA phone data collection (Original post)
Eugene Nov 2014 OP
midnight Nov 2014 #1

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:18 PM

1. I'm wondering when this part will become more evident?

"Three district courts overall have weighed in. Two courts sided with the government, but Washington federal judge Richard Leon said in December the "Orwellian" program likely violated Americans' 4th Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread