2nd Circ. Denies Rehearing For US In FISA Challenge

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday refused the federal government's request to hold an en banc rehearing of a decision finding that attorneys, human rights advocates and others have standing to challenge a law allowing federal agencies to eavesdrop on international communications without individual warrants.

The government asked for en banc review after the court found in March that the plaintiffs, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and several attorneys, had standing to challenge 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Judge Gerard E. Lynch, who...
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