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NY Judge Rules NSA Phone Surveillance is Legal

A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism and “only works because it collects everything.”

12/27/2013

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Supreme Court Refuses To Look at NSA Privacy Concerns

The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States.

11/18/2013

The Obama administration's top national security lawyers on Monday rejected the idea that the government should stop collecting copies of every American's telephone records every day, telling an independent oversight board that it would lose valuable time if each time it launched a terror investigation it had to seek the private billing records from individual phone companies.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

NSA, FBI Lawyers: Personal Data And Phone Records Must Be Kept By Government

The Obama administration’s top national security lawyers on Monday rejected the idea that the government should stop collecting copies of every American’s telephone records every day, telling an independent oversight board that it would lose valuable time if each time it launched a terror investigation it had to seek the private billing records from individual phone companies.

11/04/2013

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GOP, Dems Challenge Holder Over Subpoenas To AP

Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.

05/15/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Anti Defamation League (ADL) 2013 Centennial Summit at the Grand Hyatt hotel, on April 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

RNC Chair: Holder Should Resign Over AP Scandal

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

05/14/2013

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