Dec 022014
 December 2, 2014  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Matt Reynolds reports:

A federal judge ordered the federal government Monday to provide more detail on a “mysterious” law enforcement database that sparked the investigation of a man charged with violating the trade embargo against Iran.

The U.S. government maintains that Homeland Security investigators did not spy on defendant Shantia Hassanshahi using the National Security Agency’s bulk telephony metadata program, which collects individuals’ phone calls and records.

But Hassanshahi argues that the government used the mass surveillance program, or at least something like it, to access telephone records that helped secure his arrest.

Read more about the opinion in U.S. v. Hassanshahi on Courthouse News.

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