DC Circ. Preserves Freeze On NSA Phone Dragnet Shutdown

Law360, New York (November 20, 2015, 10:22 PM EST) -- The full D.C. Circuit on Friday refused to reconsider a panel ruling putting on hold a federal court order shutting down the National Security Agency's mass telephone record collection program, with one of the circuit judges declaring the expiring intelligence-gathering practice to be constitutional.

In a per curiam order, the full slate of D.C. Circuit judges denied an emergency petition for en banc rehearing of a decision handed down by a three-judge panel on Monday that froze a federal court order that would have required the government to shut down its mass telephone record collection program just weeks before the enactment...

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