• Ann E. Marimow & Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post
A federal judge in Washington said Monday that the government’s
widespread collection of telephone records of millions of Americans is
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon found that the lawsuit by activist Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, has “demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” on the basis of Fourth Amendment privacy protections against unreasonable searches.
Leon granted Klayman’s request for a preliminary injunction that
temporarily blocks the controversial program, but he stayed the action
pending a government appeal in recognition of the “significant national
security interests at stake. . .
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