“We are extremely disappointed with this decision, which misinterprets the relevant statutes, understates the privacy implications of the government’s surveillance and misapplies a narrow and outdated precedent to read away core constitutional protections,” said Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director. “As another federal judge and the president’s own review group concluded last week, the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephony data constitutes a serious invasion of Americans’ privacy. We intend to appeal and look forward to making our case in the Second Circuit.”

The ruling conflicts with lower court rulings and increases the chances of the issue going to the Supreme Court, The New York Times reports.

Friday’s ruling follows a decision in a separate lawsuit earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, who said the U.S. government “almost certainly” violated the constitution with the phone surveillance program and granted a preliminary injunction against the collecting of phone records.

“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” Leon had stated.

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