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Judge: NSA Spying 'Almost Certainly' Unconstitutional

Judge: NSA Spying 'Almost Certainly' Unconstitutional
Posted December 16th, 2013 @ 3:34pm by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The NSA's massive collection of phone metadata is "almost certainly" unconstitutional, a federal judge declared in a blistering statement today. Judge Richard Leon issued an injunction banning the agency from spying on the plaintiffs in the lawsuit he was reviewing—legal analyst Larry Klayman and one of his clients—though he suspended that injunction to allow the government to appeal, Politico and the Wall Street Journalreport. Leon called the program "almost Orwellian," writing, "I cannot imagine a more 'indiscriminate' and 'arbitrary invasion'" of privacy.

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