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Supreme Court Will Hear Global Wiretaps Case

By Guest Contributor on May 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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The Supreme Court agreed today to hear a case on whether lawyers, journalists, and human rights groups can move forward with a lawsuit challenging amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that expanded the government’s authority to engage in electronic surveillance. Although that law does not permit monitoring of Americans, the plaintiffs argue that their conversations may inadvertently be swept up in probes of foreign nationals.

– Alex Brown

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