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CNSS Files Motion with FISA Court on Telephone Metadata Orders

Date : 17 Oct 2013

CNSS filed a motion with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requesting public briefing on the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata program, and for en banc consideration by the Court.

For the last seven years, the FISA Court has compelled production to the National Security Agency of “all” call detail records not only for calls between the United States and abroad but for those “wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.” That collection is without precedent in American history.  Yet in these seven years the FISA Court has heard only from the Government, in secret, on the crucial question whether Congress has authorized the Executive Branch to engage in massive collection of personal data that seemingly has no end point.  CNSS has asked the Court to hear now from both sides.

Read the rest of the court filings here.

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