Department of Justice challenges lawsuit over secret surveillance court

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing for records from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FISA Court is a secret judicial body that reviews government petitions for surveillance as outlined in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

In specific, EFF wants to make public a ruling that found feds had broken wiretapping law during the Bush Administration. However, the Obama Administration contends releasing the information would endanger national security.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Mark Rumold, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to discuss the story.

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