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ACLU files lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance

Grant Gross | June 12, 2013
The surveillance program violates the U.S. Constitution, the ACLU alleges.

On Monday, the ACLU and Yale Law School's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic filed a motion with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, requesting that it publish its opinions on the meaning, scope and constitutionality of Patriot Act Section 215, the section of the law that allows for mass surveillance programs. The ACLU is also in the middle of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, filed in October 2011, demanding that the DOJ release information about the government's use and interpretation of Section 215.

 

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