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ACLU wins in court, but the government will likely ignore it and appeal.

We filed this lawsuit days after Edward Snowden’s first revelations two years ago, challenging the constitutionality of the NSA’s mass collection of Americans’ phone records. This is the first appeals court ruling on the program.

The impact of this ruling will extend far beyond the mass phone records program and call into question the legality of many other government mass surveillance programs – and truly demonstrate the need for systemic reform.