ACLU Appeals Judge’s Decision to Throw Out NSA Lawsuit

[IDG] The American Civil Liberties Union will appeal a judge’s decision to throw out the civil liberties group’s lawsuit challenging U.S. National Security Agency surveillance.As expected, the ACLU on Thursday filed a notice of appeal in its lawsuit against the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program in the U.S. Last week, Judge William Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the NSA’s phone records program is legal and threw out the ACLU challenge.
www.cio.com/article/745246/ACLU_Appeals_Judge_39_s_Decision_to_Throw_Out_NSA_Lawsuit
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/535087/aclu_appeals_judge_decision_throw_nsa_lawsuit/
http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/535087/aclu_appeals_judge_decision_throw_nsa_lawsuit/Also see:ACLU fights ruling on NSA phone surveillance
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed an appeal in its lawsuit challenging the NSA’s bulk collection of phone metadata.The appeal comes after the case, ACLU vs. James R. Clapper, was dismissed last week by US District Judge William Pauley. In his ruling, Pauley said the US government had a pressing need for the surveillance program as a method for detecting and preventing terrorist attacks and that it did not go to unreasonable lengths in that pursuit.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57616489-38/aclu-fights-ruling-on-nsa-phone-surveillance/

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