High Court To Hear US Foreign Surveillance Law Fight

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 12:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear the government's challenge to a Second Circuit decision finding that attorneys, human rights advocates and others have standing to dispute a law that allows federal agencies to eavesdrop on international communications without individual warrants.

The high court granted the U.S. government's petition for writ of certiorari, which asks it to consider the Second Circuit's finding that plaintiffs including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and several attorneys have standing to challenge 2008 amendments to the Foreign Surveillance Act....
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