Spy Court Lifts Ban On NSA Holding Call Data Past 5 Years

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A secret surveillance court judge on Wednesday scrapped his recent order blocking the National Security Agency from retaining bulk phone call records that the agency sought to preserve for use in pending litigation, bowing to a California federal court's objection to the destruction of the evidence.

The new order issued by U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Presiding Judge Reggie B. Walton grants the government's motion for temporary relief from a requirement upheld by the judge in a ruling last week for the NSA to destroy the...
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