Appeals court takes on NSA surveillance case

FILE - In this May 6, 2004 file photo, Larry Klayman speaks in Melbourne, Fla. Activist attorney Larry Klayman won the first round in December, when U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, a Republican appointee, ruled that the NSA’s surveillance program likely runs afoul of the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The government appealed. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Three federal appeals court judges struggled Tuesday over whether the National Security Agency’s phone data surveillance program is an intelligence-gathering tool that makes the nation safer or an intrusive threat that endangers privacy.

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