NSA Challenge Doesn't Meet Standard For Relief, US Argues

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a petition challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s ruling instructing Verizon Communications Inc. to hand over metadata on Americans’ phone calls to the National Security Agency, arguing the petition doesn’t meet the standard for mandamus relief.

The petition filed directly to the high court by the Electronic Privacy Information Center claiming FISC exceeded its authority when it ordered the production of millions of Americans’ phone records should fail, the DOJ contended, because...
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