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Second Circuit Review: Government Collection of Telephone Metadata Exceeds Statute’s Authority

June 24, 2015 download PDF

Litigation partners Martin Flumenbaum and Brad Karp's Second Circuit Review column appeared in the June 24 issue of the New York Law Journal. The article, "Government Collection of Telephone Metadata Exceeds Statute's Authority," discusses American Civil Liberties v. Clapper, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that the collection of telephone metadata by the National Security Agency exceeded the authority granted to it by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as amended by Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Litigation associate Philip May assisted in the preparation of this article.

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