Mar 142014
 
 March 14, 2014  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Jack Bouboushian reports:

The Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court reversed its ruling that the National Security Agency must destroy telephone-metadata records after five years, because the order conflicts with a federal judge’s decision to preserve such material for discovery purposes.

Judge Reggie Walton, a federal judge in Washington who heads the once-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, ruled Friday that “the government’s contention that FISA’s minimization requirements are superseded by the common-law duty to preserve evidence is simply unpersuasive.”

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