FISA Challengers Can't Prove Injury, High Court Hears

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Monday pushed back against arguments that a group of lawyers and other private citizens could challenge a law that lets federal agencies intercept international communications without individual warrants, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that the challengers' alleged injuries were merely speculative.

During oral arguments, U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Second Circuit’s finding that a coalition of lawyers, journalists, human rights researchers and others have standing to challenge 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence...
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