Supreme Court Won't Hear Domestic Spying Challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a legal challenge to the federal government's warrantless domestic surveillance program. Under the program, the U.S. government may monitor certain international emails and telephone calls made by U.S. citizens, without first getting a court-issued warrant. In July 2007, a federal appeals court ruled that the groups challenging the law -- including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -- had no standing to sue since they could not show that they had been harmed, and the Supreme Court today refused to take up a review of that decision.
- Reuters: Top Court Won't Review Bush Domestic Spying Case
- U.S. Government's Brief in Opposition (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
- ACLU Press Release on the Case
- ACLU, et al v. NSA, et al (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 7/6/07) [PDF file]
- U.S. Supreme Court Center (FindLaw)
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