Surveillance Decisions Could Trigger Friction Between Courts
As it greenlights continued phone metadata collection, the FISA court says it isn’t bound by Second Circuit appeals court decisions.By Evan Thomas | July 1, 2015
This week the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decided the NSA’s bulk collection of phone metadata in the U.S. can continue — despite an appeals court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional.
The USA Freedom act let metadata collection continue for six months while the government transitions to a new system, in which telecom companies will hold onto metadata and give it to the government if it gets a warrant. (Video via CBS)