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US court ruling endorses Bush surveillance policy

US court ruling endorses Bush surveillance policy

A special U.S. appeals court has upheld a Bush administration program of warrantless surveillance.
In a ruling released Thursday, the court embraced the Protect America Act of 2007, which required telecommunication providers to assist the government in intercepting international phone calls and e-mails overseas for national security purposes.
The decision was made last August but just released in an edited form Thursday to omit classified information. An unidentified telecommunications company had challenged the law.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review said that requiring a court warrant would hinder the government's ability to collect time-sensitive information.


Updated : 2021-06-21 11:46 GMT+08:00