Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Supreme Court Wiretapping Case

In its next Term, the Supreme Court will review global wiretaps that are intended to monitor for terrorism, but may accidentally monitor Americans.

As Lyle Dennison explains at SCOTUSblog, this will be a very narrow review:

In a brief order, the Justices agreed to decide whether groups and individuals fearing that their sensitive conversations will be monitored have a right to go to court to challenge that program.  The constitutionality of the program itself is not at issue.
The case is Clapper v. Amnesty International USA.

The Washington Post

ABA Journal