ACLU, Government Argue Over Right To Access Surveillance Court Records

(April 20, 2017, 4:44 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an en banc proceeding concerning requests for unredacted access to certain opinions about the U.S. government’s bulk collection of citizens’ telecommunications metadata, the government and movants seeking the data’s release each filed briefs with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on April 17, debating questions of constitutional rights and standing (In Re Opinions & Orders Issued By This Court Addressing Bulk Collection of Data Under Various Provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, No. Misc. 13-08, FISC).

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