Surveillance Court Allows the NSA to Resume Its Bulk Data Collection

As per the ruling of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its program—which was once hidden from the public eye—of systematically collecting bulk records of Americans’ domestic phone calls.

Naturally, the American Civil Liberties Union said that it would raise the issue to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which previously ruled that the NSA’s surveillance program was illegal. The Union will ask for an injunction to once again suspend the program, a plea that could potentially pit the two courts against each other.

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