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Top Senator: Supreme Court Must Rule On NSA Data Collection

A key senator who backs bulk data collection disagreed Tuesday with a US judge who declared the National Security Agency program may be unconstitutional.
Top Senator: Supreme Court Must Rule On NSA Data Collection
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A key senator who backs bulk data collection disagreed Tuesday with a US judge who declared the National Security Agency program may be unconstitutional, saying the Supreme Court should settle the matter.

Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the powerful Senate Intelligence committee, said Monday's ruling by US District Court Judge Richard Leon flies in the face of decisions by several other federal judges who have upheld the controversial program.

Leon startled the intelligence community when he warned of the "almost Orwellian" degree to which the NSA is scooping up metadata on near...

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