ACLU asks appeals court to bar NSA bulk collection of data

July 15, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked a federal appeals court in a brief filed Tuesday to bar the National Security Agency (NSA) from bulk collection of phone records.

“This dragnet surveillance program should never have been launched, and it should certainly be terminated now,” Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the ACLU, said in a Tuesday release. “Not even the government contends anymore that the program has been effective, and the 2nd Circuit has already concluded that the program is illegal.

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