NSA phone surveillance is legal, judge rules; ACLU 'very disappointed,' promises appeal

  • Article by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 28, 2013 - 1:15 AM

NEW YORK — The debate over the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program, citing its need in the fight against terrorism, just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely unconstitutional.

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falcon269Dec. 28, 13 5:25 AM

It is wishful thinking that the NSA data collection is illegal. It may be more useful to focus on legislation limiting what the NSA can do by statute. All the purist polemic is not helpful. I have been a member of ACLU for nearly fifty years, and I would like their world on civil rights, but we need to do it through legislation, not reliance on dubious interpretations of the U.S. Constitution.

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