NSA Collection Of Phone Data Is Ruled Illegal

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NSA Collection Of Phone Data Is Ruled Illegal

Loud government gnashing of teeth to be heard…

Via Fox News:

The National Security Agency’s bulk phone record collection program was dealt a blow Thursday as a federal appeals court said the controversial program exceeds what Congress has allowed and urged lawmakers to step in.


A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan permitted the National Security Agency program to continue temporarily as it exists, and all but pleaded for Congress to better define where the boundaries exist.


“In light of the asserted national security interests at stake, we deem it prudent to pause to allow an opportunity for debate in Congress that may (or may not) profoundly alter the legal landscape,” the opinion written by Circuit Judge Gerald Lynch said.


Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other Obama administration officials said they are reviewing the decision, while civil liberties-minded lawmakers cheered the ruling.


“This is a monumental decision for all lovers of liberty,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a Republican presidential candidate, said in a statement.


The ruling comes at a key time, with relevant provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire June 1 and Congress debating potential changes. More

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