ACLU asks federal appeals court in NYC to outlaw mass collection of Americans' phone records

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 7, 2014 - 3:15 PM

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court should outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, concentrating searches instead on terror suspects, civil liberties lawyers said in papers filed seeking a reversal of a lower-court judge who ruled the program was legal and necessary to fight terrorism.

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