NSA Blocked From Destroying Phone Records In Calif. Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (March 10, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday afternoon ordered the National Security Agency to halt the destruction of five years’ worth of phone records it had gathered, siding at least temporarily with a privacy group claiming the records are needed to prove rights violations against Americans.

The government planned to destroy the records Tuesday morning, according to court filings, but the temporary restraining order granted by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White in a pair of lawsuits prohibits the NSA from doing so, preserving potential evidence to...
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