Court backs shielding legal memo

Missive allows hand-over of phone records without order

Posted: January 4, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Obama administration may continue to withhold a Justice Department memorandum that apparently opened a loophole in laws protecting the privacy of consumer data.

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