WAMC New England News
4:24 am
Wed October 4, 2006

Federal Government Sues Vermont Over Privacy Investigation

Montpelier, VT – In May, the newspaper USA Today broke a story that the National Security Agency had been collecting the phone records of Americans. In the wake of those revelations, several states, including Vermont, began investigations to determine whether phone companies violated state privacy laws. On Monday, the federal government filed suit against the state of Vermont to try to stop that state's investigation into whether the NSA was given improper access to Vermonters' phone records. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.