Feds Can't Stall ACLU Challenge Of NSA Surveillance Program

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 6:59 PM ET) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday refused pleas from the federal government to slow down the American Civil Liberties Union's constitutional challenge to a highly criticized National Security Agency program collecting telecommunications subscriber data.

U.S. District Judge William H. Rainey III declined the government’s request to push back briefing deadlines in two related ACLU suits at a hearing in New York federal court, according to court records and ACLU attorney Patrick C. Toomey, who was in attendance.

The U.S. Department of Justice had asked for...
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