Jameel Jaffer, American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy.
Glenn Greenwald, is the journalist who first broke the story about Edward Snowden. He was previously a columnist at The Guardian newspaper and is creating a new media venture with Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
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)