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Tag Archives: U.S. Court of Appeals

Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

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WASHINGTON — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s ...

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Obama asks spy court to OK continued NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting every American’s telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts ...

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Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” maps look forward to resuming their case now that a federal appeals ...

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Civil service rights limited for ‘sensitive’ jobs

WASHINGTON — A divided federal appeals court has ruled that government employees involved in sensitive but noncritical national security work aren’t entitled to a key civil service protection available to other government workers. The 7-3 ruling Tuesday by the U.S. ...

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Court: Obama appointments are unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president’s ability to bypass the Senate to ...

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