Monday, December 16, 2013
U. S. District Court Judge Richard Leon has ruled that the NSA program under which the agency collects metadata consisting of the phone records of US citizens is "an apparent violation of privacy rights," according to this account from CNN. Judge Leon has stayed his order so that the Administration can appeal. Link to the decision here. Additional coverage from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram here. More here from Slate. A similar case, filed by the ACLU, is pending in the Southern District of New York.