Ex-AGs Want Supreme Court To Nix FISA Challenge

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Six former attorneys general on Thursday threw their support behind the government in a U.S. Supreme Court case over the constitutionality of a law that lets federal agencies intercept international communications without individual warrants, arguing that private citizens shouldn't be allowed to challenge it.

In an amicus brief, former U.S. attorneys general John D. Ashcroft, William P. Barr, Benjamin R. Civiletti, Edwin Meese III, Michael B. Mukasey, and Dick Thornburg, along with the Washington Legal Foundation, urge the high court to overturn the Second Circuit’s finding...
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