Published on Dec 30, 2013
http://www.democracynow.org – A federal judge has upheld the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone data just days after a separate court reached an opposite opinion. On Friday, District Judge William Pauley dismissed a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the NSA’s mass collection of U.S. phone records. Pauley said telephone metadata could have potentially prevented the 9/11 attacks by alerting the government to hijackers who made phone calls from the United States. The issue will likely head to the Supreme Court — Pauley’s ruling comes less than two weeks after another federal judge questioned the program’s constitutionality and described the bulk collection as “almost Orwellian.” We’re joined by two guests: Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director and director of its Center for Democracy; and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first broke the story about Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks.
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- Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Federal judge: NSA data collection is lawful ‘counter-punch’ against terror (csmonitor.com)
- Courts split over NSA phone records: New ruling says spy program is legal (curiosidadesnainternet.com)
- Now It Gets Interesting, We’ve One Court Stating That The NSA Data Collection Is Legal, Another Illegal (forbes.com)
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