3 Republican-Appointed Federal Appeals Judges Overturn Blocking of NSA Mass Telephone Spying

7479d6e5-12aa-4f7f-9582-84fe7963249e The panel ruled (pdf) unanimously that the plaintiffs, led by conservative activist Larry Klayman, couldn’t prove their calls had been swept up because their calls were handled by Verizon Wireless, not Verizon Business, which had previously been found to have turned over calling data to the National Security Agency (NSA). This ruling came despite government documents released earlier this month that showed the NSA had also swept up Verizon Wireless data.