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NSA Surveillance / Law #1076909

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) A judge’s ruling that the NSA’s collection of phone records violates the Constitution examined; details given about former NSA worker Edward Snowden’s revelation of the secret practice and the ruling by Judge Richard Leon†. [NSA director Gen. Keith ALEXANDER††- defends the program.] [George Washington University Law School professor Orin KERR†- says it’s going to be a decision for the court of appeals or the Supreme Court to decide.] [Plaintiff Larry KLAYMAN†- says metadata is information which allows the government to tell who you’re associating with.] The administration’s rejection of the idea of amnesty for Snowden noted. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says Snowden should be returned to the US.]

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