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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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NSA Spy Target Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping Law

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

The ACLU today joined a new challenge to the constitutionality of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA) — the surveillance law that gives the NSA virtually unfettered access to the international phone calls and emails of U.S. citize... 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 (10 months ago)

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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