Judge: Lawsuit alleging illegal NSA spying may continue

NSA director Keith Alexander, one of the defendants in the lawsuit, speaking last month in Baltimore.

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A federal judge ruled today that a long-standing lawsuit alleging illegal surveillance by the National Security Agency may continue despite the Obama administration’s objections.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco rejected the administration’s claim that the lawsuit could not proceed because it might reveal “state secrets” and endanger national security.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed the lawsuit, called Jewel v. NSA, in 2008 to…

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