Subscribe Register Login

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:42 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Judge deals NSA defeat on bulk phone collection

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 16, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A federal judge says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly certain government appeal.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon has granted a preliminary injunction sought by plaintiffs Larry Klayman and Charles Strange, concluding they were likely to prevail in their constitutional challenge. Leon ruled Monday that the two men are likely to be able to show that their privacy interests outweigh the government's interest in collecting the data. Leon says that means the collection program is an unreasonable search under the Constitution's Fourth Amendment.

The collection program was disclosed by former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden, provoking a heated debate over civil liberties.

Comments on: Judge deals NSA defeat on bulk phone collection

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Personal asst-p/t basic pc & phone

    personal asst-p/t basic PC & phone skills. Good attitude, n...
    MAUMELLE, AR

  • Job

    career opportunity i am looking for a particular type person...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Systems analyst

    systems analyst (Little Rock, AR & client sites) Design & de...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Hr director

    with LTC experience. Please apply in person at 6411 Valley ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Coach/teacher

    The Highland School District for an Assistant Girls Basketba...
    HARDY, AR

Search 738 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online