Court May Be Unable To Stop FISC's Order For Verizon Data

Law360, Washington (November 18, 2013, 7:52 PM ET) -- A D.C. federal judge questioned Monday whether he has the authority to suspend the National Security Agency's massive data collection program surrounding Verizon Communications Inc. customers, saying he isn't sure that any district court can overrule U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders.

Although former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and Freedom Watch Inc. founder Larry Klayman claimed that U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon can issue a preliminary injunction halting the surveillance program until his case comes to a close, the judge noted that his district...
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