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Obama Administration Wins Ruling in NSA Data Collection Case

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A challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone-call data was dealt a setback when a U.S. appeals court ruled a judge who called the initiative “almost Orwellian” was wrong to block the program.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in 2013 granted legal activist Larry Klayman’s request that he halt the NSA’s collection of his data. Leon then put that ruling on hold pending a government appeal.