Supreme Court refuses to make early ruling in NSA case

Posted: April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Supreme Court refuses to make early ruling in NSA case

Published time: April 07, 2014 15:16
The United States Supreme Court said Monday that it won’t be weighing-in at this time on a case that challenges the constitutionally of the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program.

Instead, the country’s high court said that plaintiff Larry Klayman will have to wait to have his case heard there pending the results of a lower court’s eventual ruling.

Klayman — a conservative lawyer and former Justice Department attorney — sued the NSA over the once-secret surveillance program last June shortly after leaked documents disclosed by intelligence contractor Edward Snowden showed that the US government has been routinely compelling telecommunication companies for the phone records of millions of Americans on a regular basis.

Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said in December that the NSA program “implicated the Fourth Amendment” and was “almost Orwellian” in nature…

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