NSA Can't Skate Winter Olympics Spying Suit

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 5:34 PM EST) -- The National Security Agency can’t escape a proposed class action brought by the former mayor of Salt Lake City and six residents alleging the NSA spied on attendees of the 2002 Winter Olympics, after a Utah federal judge Tuesday said the class’ claims are believable.

In a motion denying the agency’s bid to toss the suit, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby sided with former Mayor Ross Anderson and six citizens who allege their emails, text messages and telephone conversations were collected by the NSA while they attended the 2002 Winter Games, saying the plaintiffs allegations get an assumption of truth...

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