ACLU Takes NSA Phone Spying Fight To 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 4:05 PM EST) -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed its widely expected appeal of a New York federal court ruling that found the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records to be constitutional, setting the stage for the Second Circuit to weigh in on the divisive issue.

The appeal comes less than a week after Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District of New York rejected the ACLU’s claims that the NSA’s phone surveillance operations violate Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful searches and...
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