FISA Judge Nixes Watchdog Bid To Review NSA Spying Order

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 1:07 PM EST) -- A U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge on Wednesday denied a request by a civil liberties watchdog group to reconsider her order authorizing the National Security Agency to continue to collect vast troves of domestic phone records, finding the watchdog group had no standing to make the bid.

FISC Judge Mary A. McLaughlin did grant the Center for National Security Studies permission to file an amicus curiae brief in a miscellaneous docket about whether the U.S. government is legally allowed to collect telephony metadata in bulk,...
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