Secret Court Order Bolsters Lawmakers' Privacy Rights Push

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who serve on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said Wednesday that a recently declassified ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court underscores the need for legislation narrowing government intrusion on Americans' privacy rights.

Udall and Wyden said in a joint statement that Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge Claire Eagan's Tuesday ruling that a provision of the Patriot Act allows the federal government to collect Americans' phone call information sheds more light on how surveillance laws are interpreted...
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