While disturbing in some regards, it doesn’t back up the claim that NSA information is used against defendants. In fact the article actually describes that the information cannot be used, it simply opens up an investigation which clues the government into wrong doing and then a case that would actually have to hold up in court has to be created with REAL evidence that would be used for all to see in court.
We could go back to the fact of whether or not an investigation should of even gotten started because of the “spying”, but it actually goes to my point that NSA information is not being hidden from the courts and then used against defendants to put them away.
It’s fruit of the poison tree. All of it.