NSA legal setback

2:57 AM, Dec 17, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge in Washington has ruled that the bulk collecting of phone records by the National Security Agency is unreasonable search under the Constitution's Fourth Amendment.

Judge Richard Leon says the founders would be aghast.

The Justice Department won't comment on its next step. A spokesman will only say that the program has been ruled legal by previous courts.

The judge has granted a temporary injunction on behalf of two plaintiffs. But the decision is on hold pending a near-certain appeal by the government.

Associated Press

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