High Court To Review Courts' Authority Over FBI Spying Intel

Law360 (June 7, 2021, 10:47 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review the Ninth Circuit's partial revival of a proposed class action alleging the FBI unlawfully surveilled Muslims based on their religious identity.

The decision means the justices will consider the application of the state secrets privilege, which shields sensitive information that the government believes might endanger national security from judicial review.

The Ninth Circuit in February 2019 reversed in part a district court ruling in a case that alleged the FBI had unlawfully searched and discriminated against Muslims in Southern California as part of a purported terrorism investigation.

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