Secret Foreign Spying Ruling Should Remain Sealed, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Friday pushed a secret tribunal court to continue to withhold a sealed ruling that found some of its surveillance of foreign communications to be unconstitutional, just a day after separate information that reinvigorated the debate over the legality of the practice was leaked.

In a rare public filing in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the U.S. Department of Justice urged the continued secrecy of a 2011 opinion from the tribunal court that concluded that the National Security Agency's implementation of certain...
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