Court Sides With Edward Snowden, Rules Mass Surveillance Of Americans Is Illegal


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the mass surveillance of Americans that former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden exposed seven years ago was unlawful and perhaps unconstitutional.

The ruling determined that the warrantless telephone tapping secretly collecting data from millions of Americans' telephone records violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and exceeded the scope of Congress' power.

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