Secret Court Backs Obama's Changes To NSA Phone Spying

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 7:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Wednesday signed off on a pair of changes recently floated by President Barack Obama to limit the National Security Agency's sweeping access to domestic phone records collected through a controversial surveillance program.

In its order, the secret court granted the U.S. Department of Justice's motion to amend an order issued by the court on Jan. 3 that allowed the NSA to continue to collect vast troves of domestic phone records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act in order...
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