Jan 102014
 
 January 10, 2014  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Nick DiVito reports:

Citing threats to national security, the U.S. government has asked to halt all court proceedings as it appeals a ruling that found its collection of millions of Americans’ phone records “likely unconstitutional.”

“Contentious litigation over the availability of classified information to litigate these cases against the government defendants, and the significant risks to national security if such information were disclosed, could and should be avoided by allowing the Court of Appeals to rule first on the legal viability of plaintiffs’ claims against the government defendants,” the Department of Justice wrote Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Richard Leon.

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  2 Responses to “Judge Urged to Wait as U.S. Defends Spying on Appeal”

  1. Wait a minute. I thought this was only just ruled Legal about a week ago?

    • They’re appealing the ruling by Judge Leon who found it “probably unconstitutional.”

      Different district, different court, different judge, different opinions. 🙂

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