U.S. appeals ruling against NSA phone surveillance
WASHINGTON Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday filed an appeal of a federal court ruling that said the government's gathering of Americans' phone records is likely unlawful.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in December criticized the National Security Agency's so-called metadata counter terrorism program and said he could not imagine a more 'indiscriminate' and 'arbitrary invasion' than the program.
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