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Court Debates NSA, Turns Away Challenge
The Su­preme Court on Mon­day turned away an un­usual chal­lenge to a Na­tion­al Se­cu­rity Agency pro­gram that col­lects the tele­phone records of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans, as con­gres­sion­al crit­ics of the da­ta col­lec­tion stepped up ef­forts to force more dis­clo­sure about the scope of the sur­veil­lance. The Elec­tron­ic Pri­vacy In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter filed the chal­lenge di­rect­ly with the Su­preme Court, ar­gu­ing that the For­eign In­tel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Court had “ex­ceed­ed its stat­u­tory ju­ris­dic­tion when it or­dered pro­duc­tion of mil­lions of do­mes­tic tele­phone records that can­not plau­si­bly be rel­e­vant to an au­tho­rized in­ves­ti­ga­tion.” The court is pretty conservative, so did you all expect this ruling?
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