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.
A better headline would be "Supreme Court asked to overturn the Patroit Act."
Was it not John Ashcraft that put Patriotic Act and domestic telephone surveillance? Nonsense–we are digging these for nothing.