2nd Circ. Revives Fight Over US Foreign Surveillance

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Monday revived a lawsuit challenging a law that allows U.S. intelligence agencies to eavesdrop on foreign communications without explicit court approval or the establishment of probable cause.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously ruled that the plaintiffs — a group of attorneys, journalists and human rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union — have standing to challenge a 2008 amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

The plaintiffs filed suit on...
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