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NSA Data Collection Ruling To Fuel Congressional Action

Law360, New York (May 7, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit's finding Thursday that the National Security Agency's bulk telephone data collection program is unlawful will provide privacy hawks in Congress the necessary support they need to curtail the agency's controversial information-gathering powers as lawmakers face a June 1 deadline to renew the Patriot Act provision in question.

In a 97-page opinion, the appellate panel concluded that Congress had never intended for Section 215 of the Patriot Act — which authorizes the government to obtain from service providers business records and other "tangible things"...
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