Secret Court Paves Way For Phone Spying Orders Release

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge ruled Friday that the government cannot continue to block the release of the court's opinions interpreting the National Security Agency's authority to amass domestic phone records, after finding that the American Civil Liberties Union had standing to request the information.

In a rare public opinion, FISC Judge F. Dennis Saylor directed the government to identify and propose a timeline to complete a declassification review of secret court opinions that are relevant to the ACLU's request for the release of...
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