U.S. Government Opposes ACLU’s Injunction Bid In 2nd Circuit Data Collection Suit

Mealey's (July 29, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — In light of the newly passed USA Freedom Act, which establishes “a new statutory framework involving the targeted production of call detail records,” the U.S. government in a July 27 brief to the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals argues that claims brought by the American Civil Liberties Union related to the recently expired bulk metadata collection program under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act have been rendered moot, making the ACLU’s temporary injunction motion meritless (American Civil Liberties Union, et al....
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