Home | About | Donate

ACLU Comment on NSA Request to Keep Phone-Records Program Alive


#1

ACLU Comment on NSA Request to Keep Phone-Records Program Alive

WASHINGTON - The government yesterday evening filed its response to the ACLU's request for a halt of the NSA's phone-records program, which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has already held to be illegal.

The government argues that the USA Freedom Act, which Congress enacted in June, permitted it to revive the surveillance for an additional six months. The ACLU argues that the legislation was meant to end the program, not revive it, and that the program is unconstitutional even if Congress has authorized it.

###