NSA's Bulk Collection of Phone Records Is Illegal, Court Rules

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Since Edward Snowden revealed massive data collection by the National Security Agency, Congress has been debating whether authorization should be renewed. Today, a federal appeals court in New York ruled it's illegal. This morning, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a Senate Committee, "We are reviewing that decision but given the time issues involving the expiration of it, we are also, and have been, working with this body and others to look for ways to reauthorize Section 215 in a way that does preserve its efficacy and protect privacy." Damian Paletta is national security and intelligence reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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Damian Paletta - Washington Post - @damianpaletta

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Warren Olney

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