US judge backs NSA in people vs privacy case

“EFF will keep fighting the unlawful, unconstitutional surveillance of ordinary Americans by the US government,” the group said in a statement.

“Today’s ruling was not a declaration that NSA spying is legal. The judge decided instead that ‘state secrets’ prevented him from ruling whether the programme is constitutional.

“It would be a travesty of justice if our clients are denied their day in court over the ‘secrecy’ of a programme that has been front page news for nearly a decade.


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