High Court Asked To Hear Telecom Spying Immunity Suits

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A group of disgruntled customers asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to hear a collection of consolidated class actions against various telecommunications giants over their participation in the National Security Agency's eavesdropping program, arguing the law granting the companies immunity violates constitutional separation of powers.

Lodging a petition for a writ of certiorari with the court on March 26, the customers described the law allowing the companies to escape litigation as unprecedented and unconstitutional because it provided the executive branch what should be a legislative...
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