Dec 162013
 December 16, 2013  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Josh Gerstein reports:

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely to be unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to run afoul of the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the so-called metadata had helped to head off terrorist attacks.

Read more on Politico.

Related: Ruling (pdf).

Update: Orin Kerr finds Judge Leon’s analysis unpersuasive.

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