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Monday, December 16, 2013

Judge Says NSA's Wiretapping Is Probably Unconstitutional

Posted by Paul Constant on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

I considered headlining this one "Judge States the Obvious," but the sad truth is that this is surprising news:

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the information had helped to head off terrorist attacks.

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