Wednesday, September 3, 2014
From The Wall Street Journal:
The legality of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records will be tested this week before a panel of federal judges, the first appeals court to address the controversial program amid efforts by Congress to rein it in.
The hearing scheduled for Tuesday at the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York stems from a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and its New York affiliate. It was filed in June 2013, days after the program was revealed in news reports, which relied largely on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.