Calif. Court To Review Secret NSA Phone Surveillance Docs

Law360, New York (June 16, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to produce top secret documents requested by the Electronic Frontier Foundation related to the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans' call data so that the court can review if they are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered the DOJ to produce the requested Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinions and orders for an in camera review after EFF argued that the agency was withholding them without legitimate justification under the FOIA, according to the order. The order requires the DOJ to submit...

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