NSA Spying Program Puts Secretive Court in the Spotlight

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Massive intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden raised questions about the privacy rights guaranteed by the Constitution to all Americans. Now the secret court that provides oversight says it lacks the resources to do the job. Are reforms required? Also, the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader is arrested in Egypt, and the Plutonium Mountain left behind after Cold War nuclear testing.

Banner image: General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), talks about NSA monitoring programs during the Black Hat USA 2013 hacker convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada July 31, 2013. Photo: Steve Marcus/Reuters



Warren Olney