Secret Court Rebuked NSA For US Email Spying, Docs Show

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 8:38 PM ET) -- The secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court chastised the National Security Agency in 2011 for intercepting thousands of domestic emails in violation of federal and constitutional law, leading to changes in the way the agency targets foreign communications, according to documents declassified by the government Wednesday.

In an October 2011 opinion that has been acknowledged by government officials but was not disclosed until Wednesday, Judge John D. Bates found that the NSA's practice of intercepting bundles of Internet communications while they were in transit for foreign...
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