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EFF Wins Battle Over Secret Legal Opinions on Government Spying | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a motion to dismiss its appeal of a ruling over legal opinions about Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the controversial provision of law relied on by the NSA to collect the call records of millions of Americans. As a result of the dismissal, the Justice Department will be forced to release a previously undisclosed opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) concerning access by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to census data under Section 215.

via EFF Wins Battle Over Secret Legal Opinions on Government Spying | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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