The Government Spent a Lot of Time in Court Defending NSA Spying Last Year: 2014 in Review

by Nadia Kayyali,  Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF was suing the NSA before it was cool. We filed our first lawsuit against the NSA for mass spying in 2008, after the NSA butted into our lawsuit against AT&T for helping the NSA do mass spying.  We’ve also been doing Freedom of Information lawsuits trying to ensure you know what the NSA is up to for many years before that.  But when it comes to fighting unconstitutional spying, the more the merrier. And 2014 was awfully merry: litigation challenging NSA surveillance moved forward in multiple cases, giving the government plenty of time to demonstrate exactly how outrageous its arguments in defense of mass spying are.  Read the entire story.

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