House Members Reject Officials' Defense Of Spying Programs

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle gave little credence to top government officials' defense of recently leaked phone and Internet surveillance programs during a committee hearing Wednesday, saying that the data collection tactics were too broad and unlikely to be renewed by Congress.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee spent several hours grilling representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their use of Section 215 of the...
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