DOJ Rebuked In Fight Over NSA Phone Record Preservation

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice earned a scolding from a U.S. surveillance tribunal judge on Friday for failing to divulge an opposing interpretation of California federal court orders that prohibited the National Security Agency from destroying bulk phone records relevant to pending privacy litigation.

U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge Reggie B. Walton lashed the government for not revealing that plaintiffs in California litigation challenging the NSA’s phone call metadata collection believed that existing orders preserving those records applied to the same data the government recently...
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