12/13/2014 12:37 am ET Updated Dec 13, 2014

Documents Shed New Light On Legal Wrangling Over Spying In U.S.

In January 2007, Judge Malcolm Howard issued an extraordinary order on behalf of the nation’s secret surveillance court. He interpreted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which requires individual warrants to wiretap on domestic soil, in a way that authorized the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, according to documents declassified on Friday.

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