ACLU Asks 2nd Circ. To Halt NSA Metadata Collection

Law360, New York (July 14, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to temporarily halt the National Security Agency's bulk domestic collection of telephone metadata, arguing that the USA Freedom Act's 180-day phase-out period can't overcome the appellate court's determination that the program is illegal.

The NSA should be hit with an injunction blocking the practice, and all records illegally obtained under the program should be quarantined during the appeal and ultimately purged, the ACLU said. It noted that the Second Circuit already found that the collection program was not allowed under the Patriot Act but declined at the time to issue...

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