All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘federal court’

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Spying Program

In perhaps the most startling decision handed down by the federal court system in quite some time, Judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia ruled that the National Security Agency’s practice of gathering and collecting phone metadata (numbers called, length of conversations, locations, and times) most likely violates the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution, and as …

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Danziger Bridge Convictions: New Trial Ordered

Two years ago, five former New Orleans police officers were found guilty on charges of crimes against civil rights and using a weapon in a crime of violence after shooting and killing two unarmed citizens during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday, however, a federal court overturned the convictions and ordered a new trial for the former police officers …

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