David Sobel, the foundation's senior counsel, said it was "unfortunate" that it took his group's lawsuit to make the material public.

"Significant decisions of the FISA Court should be largely unclassified," he said. "The release of this material is overdue."

Sobel's colleague at the foundation, Jennifer Lynch, said she is expecting to receive the documents on Tuesday and expects to find among them further explanation of the government's rationale for setting up and carrying out the program.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Associated Press

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