Final Note

NSA phone data mining is likely unconstitutional

Kai Ryssdal Dec 16, 2013
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Final Note

NSA phone data mining is likely unconstitutional

Kai Ryssdal Dec 16, 2013
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This final note today, in which the NSA’s program of hoovering up the meta data of the phone calls we all make gets a time out.

A federal judge ruled today the program — and this is from the opinion — surely infringes on the fourth amendment to the Constitution.

He ordered the government to stop collecting data on the two plaintiffs in the case — which is the part that’s getting the most attention.

All that said…

There are lengthy court proceedings ahead for the 68-page ruling.

Including a pretty good chance of a government appeal.

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