December 27th, 2013
12:18 PM ET
8 years ago

NSA gets win in court over bulk data collection

(CNN) - The National Security Agency notched a much-needed win in court, after a series of setbacks over the legality and even the usefulness of its massive data collection program.

A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data on nearly every phone call made in the United States is legal.


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  1. Daniel

    Did the NSA share information about subjects the DEA was interested in and then the DEA used the information to convict American citizens of non terror related crimes? Yes they did. Was it legal? No.

    I'm not saying the NSA is totally evil but it is obvious that this judge is ignoring reality to support a previously held opinion. This is a terrible ruling.

    December 28, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. frank44

    Imagine if during the time of the Founding Fathers the idea was floated to send spies far and wide to snoop into everyoné writing desks. Ludicrous. This judge is way off track and is acting politically, not jurisprudentially.

    December 29, 2013 05:21 am at 5:21 am |
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