Judge in NSA case compares spy agency to the Beatles

The exterior of the National Security Agency. A judge ruled its bulk phone data collection unconstitutional and deployed a Beatles metaphor. (Greg Mathieson/Times Life Pictures/Getty Images)


Judge in NSA case compares spy agency to the Beatles

Ringo Starr's name made its way into an NSA ruling (Getty Images)A federal judge who ruled the government’s bulk collection of phone records is unconstitutional employed some colorful metaphors to make his argument.In a long and stinging rebuke of the National Security Agency handed down Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon declared the spy agency violated Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights to unreasonable searches.Less readers missed his point that some of the agency’s collection programs are “almost Orwellian,” Leon also …

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