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Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss ACLU Challenge to Warrantless Wiretapping Law

Today, the government asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act to go forward. That law gives the government unprecedented authority to monitor Americans’ international emails and phone calls. The appeals court ruling, which was issued in March 2011, held that our case could forward, rejecting the administration’s arguments that the case should be dismissed because our clients could not prove their communications would be collected under the law.
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Warrantless Wiretapping at the Supreme Court

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

Today, we filed our brief with the Supreme Court in our lawsuit challenging the FISA Amendments Act, the 2008 law that ratified and expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program. (You can read our brief her... Read Post

Government Engages In Shell Game To Avoid Review Of Warrantless Wiretapping

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (last year)

Less than a year ago, the government convinced the Supreme Court to dismiss the ACLU's constitutional challenge to the FISA Amendments Act (FAA)—the controversial warrantless wiretapping statute that is the legal basis for the PRISM... Read Post

ACLU Lens: Court Rules Challenge to Warrantless Wiretapping Law Can Proceed

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (3 years ago)

In a very significant development, yesterday a federal appeals court ruled that our lawsuit challenging warrantless wiretapping can proceed. The law that we’re challenging, the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) of 2008, is the most far-reac... Read Post


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