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Legal grounds for NSA under USA PATRIOT Act

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July 1, 2013

Sen Merkley's specific legal questions for Gen Alexander about "transition" of NSA's legal standard for when and how to collect phone… read more

Sen Merkley's specific legal questions for Gen Alexander about "transition" of NSA's legal standard for when and how to collect phone records on Americans under Sec 215. Sen Merkley asks about NSA's underlying legal basis: 1) statement of facts, 2) reasonable grounds, 3) tangible things, that are 4) relevant to an 5) authorized investigation. Sen Merkley: "How did we get from the 'reasonable grounds,' 'relevant,' 'authorized investigations,' 'statement of facts,' to 'all phone records, all the time, all locations'? How do you make that transition, and how has the standard of the law been met?" close

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