FISA Judge Renews NSA Spying, Citing Congress' Support

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge has decided to allow the National Security Agency to continue to collect vast troves of domestic phone records, saying in an order released Friday that Congress sanctioned the collection in reauthorizing the USA Patriot Act in 2011.

The government's phone records collection program has come under intense public scrutiny since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked a FISC order in June that required Verizon Communications Inc. to turn over on a daily basis for three months metadata about the...
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