Law360, Washington (October 8, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge cast doubt Thursday on allowing the National Security Agency to continue its bulk data collection program ahead of its expiration date, noting that he has already said the activities may be unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon revealed his skepticism during arguments in a preliminary injunction hearing from lead plaintiff Larry Klayman, who has in effect challenged the provision of the USA Freedom Act extending collection activities supposedly authorized under its predecessor, the Patriot Act, until Nov. 29, when the agency is ordered to make a full transition to the more restrictive law.
Given his own earlier finding in...
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