Judge says NSA phone data collection is probably unconstitutional
David G. SavageWASHINGTON — A federal judge has for the first time ruled that the National Security Agency's once-secret policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country probably violates the Constitution, a defeat for the government that could alter the political debate over the controversial program and set up an eventual review by the Supreme Court.
Monday's ruling will not immediately stop the NSA's massive data collection program because U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon immediately stayed it to give the government time to appeal. But the decision nonetheless validated several of the arguments made by critics of the NSA and will probably add force to their push to limit the agency.
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"Judge says NSA phone data collection is probably unconstitutional ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/judge-says-nsa-phone-data-collection-is-probably-unconstitutional-