NSA Phone Spying ‘Almost Certainly’ Unconstitutional

from online.wsj.com: A federal judge on Monday ruled against the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records, saying the program “almost certainly does violate” the Constitution. However, the ruling will have little immediate effect and faces a lengthy future of court proceedings. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who was nominated to the Washington, D.C., bench by former President George W. Bush, issued a 68-page ruling in favor of Larry Klayman, a conservative activist and lawyer. Mr. Klayman filed suit in June, claiming that the program violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search.

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