ACLU Challenges NSA's Foreign Surveillance Power

Law360, Los Angeles (January 2, 2014, 3:54 PM EST) -- The American Civil Liberties Union hit the National Security Agency with a Freedom of Information Act suit in New York federal court Monday, demanding records regarding U.S. intelligence agencies' foreign surveillance of cellphones under an executive order.

In a complaint seeking injunctive relief, the ACLU accuses the government of not producing information about how it used EO 12333, which expanded intelligence agencies' abilities to spy on individuals abroad, to collect almost 5 billion phone records, including those belonging to Americans, on a daily basis.

The group...
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