Trending In Our News Feeds – Americans lash out against government surveillance. The ACLU sued the Obama administration yesterday over its collection of Verizon phone records. The group claims government surveillance collects personal information from its employees and will have a chilling effect on those who would ask the ACLU for help. The New York Times says cases against government surveillance have fallen short in the past because groups couldn’t prove they had been personally affected. This one might be different: The ACLU is a Verizon customer. The Times predicts the case could go to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to make the opinions of the secret FISA court public. However, the bill would give Attorney General Eric Holder the power to withhold rulings that would threaten national security. The Atlantic Wire predicts the bill won’t pass: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) floated a similar measure last year, and it got very little traction.
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