Justices Won't Hear Challenge To FISA Telecom Immunity

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- In a significant win for the telecommunications industry, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a privacy case accusing Congress of unlawfully shielding AT&T Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and other companies from liability for participating in a National Security Agency eavesdropping program.

The high court's move lets stand an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act permitting the U.S. attorney general to immunize businesses that cooperate with government spying, something numerous customers and the American Civil Liberties Union challenged as giving the executive branch...
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