Susan Illston, U.S. district court judge, declares national security letters unconstitutional

Between 2003 and 2006 nearly 200,000 NSLs were used by the FBI to obtain information about people. In 2007, a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general raised concerns about the use of the letters to “obtain vast quantities of telephone numbers or other records with a single request.”

Susan Illston, U.S. district court judge, declares national security letters unconstitutional.

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