NSA phone surveillance case may head towards the Supreme Court
This is going to be interesting. After a federal judge’s ruling last week that declared bulk phone metadata collection by the NSA illegal, another federal judge has now come to the opposite conclusion—that it is in fact legal.
With these conflicting rulings, the case may head to the US Supreme Court in the near future.
The ACLU had filed a lawsuit against the NSA’s phone metadata surveillance program recently.
“Geheimdienste: US-Bundesrichter erklärt NSA-Telefonüberwachung für legal.” (Zeit Online, 27.12.2013)