Holder Defends NSA's Phone Metadata Program

Law360, Washington (January 29, 2014, 6:21 PM EST) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's controversial metadata collection program, telling the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee the he is currently working with NSA chief James Clapper to determine its efficacy.

Holder told the committee that the Obama administration stood by the legality of the NSA’s so-called Section 215 program, which collects telephone metadata from millions of Americans. He said, however, that legitimate questions remain on whether the program is actually effective, and whether or not the program...
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