Tuesday, Oct 13th

Last update12:08:14 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Warrantless Surveillance

Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Warrantless Surveillance

E-mail Print PDF

Supreme CourtUnless you can prove you're being surveilled in a program the government keeps secret, you have no right to sue

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit challenging the US government’s warrantless surveillance powers on the grounds that the plaintiffs do not have “standing.”

Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice John Roberts concluded that the plaintiffs cannot sue the government for the 2008 expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) because they can’t prove the law directly effects them.

The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 authorized broad, warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international communications, checked only by a secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that doesn’t make it’s activities and procedures available to the public.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Wisconsin gun shop on trial over illegal sale of weapon used to shoot police

Wisconsin cops sue gun shopA Wisconsin jury was in its second day of deliberations on Tuesday, in a rare case...

Planned Parenthood ends reimbursement for tissue donations

Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood says its clinics will no longer accept reimbursement for fetal tissue donations, a decision...

Cops Almost Got Away With Torturing Matthew Ajibade to Death

matthew ajibadeMathew Ajibade died alone in an isolation cell, bound by the hands and feet, strapped into...

Terror Charges for Confederate Flaggers

Terroro charges for confederate flagA Douglas County grand jury has charged a Confederate flag group with making terroristic threats against...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!