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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