Sens. Say 'No Evidence' That NSA Phone Sweeps Have Value

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 4:43 PM EST) -- Three Democratic U.S. senators, in an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit in California court that targets the National Security Agency’s vast telephone surveillance program, said Monday the program hasn’t produced any valuable intelligence and should be scrapped.

The suit, filed by Unitarians, gun rights groups, marijuana legalization advocates and others, concerns the so-called associational tracking program, which the plaintiffs say empowers the government to collect information about millions of phone calls transmitted through major telecommunications networks every day, in violation of constitutional privacy, free speech and...
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