NSA Ruling Opens Door For Fresh Take On Spying Regime

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 8:48 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's hotly contested bulk collection of domestic phone records is likely unconstitutional, a finding that attorneys say sets the stage for higher courts to revisit established Fourth Amendment and standing precedent in light of game-changing technological and societal advancements.

In a 68-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon issued a preliminary injunction barring the government from collecting metadata associated with the personal accounts of Verizon Inc. customers Larry Klayman and Charles Strange, based on his...
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