Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance
July 8th, 2013
05:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to stop the National Security Agency's surveillance of domestic telephone communications data.

In an emergency appeal filed Monday, a privacy rights group claimed a secret federal court improperly authorized the government to collect the electronic records, and said only the justices could resolve the statutory issues at stake.

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Filed under: John Roberts • NSA • Supreme Court
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  1. Evergreen

    A better headline would be "Supreme Court asked to overturn the Patroit Act."

    July 8, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Was it not John Ashcraft that put Patriotic Act and domestic telephone surveillance? Nonsense–we are digging these for nothing.

    July 8, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |