Judge Says NSA Bulk Metadata Collection Likely Unconstitutional, Issues Injunction
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December 16, 2013

Via Techdirt:

Well, this is big, big news. Judge Richard Leon, a judge in the DC district court, has ruled that the NSA's bulk metadata collection should be stopped as violating the 4th Amendment, though he's put the ruling on hold, knowing that it will be appealed. This is the first major court ruling concerning the program, and the judge is pretty clear that it's a 4th Amendment violation even though the FISA court approved it. The case is actually two different cases brought by Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, over the NSA's activities. Here's the key bit:


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