Supreme Court Won't Hear NSA Wiretapping Challenge

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 12:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the Electronic Privacy Information Center's challenge to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's ruling instructing Verizon Communications Inc. to hand over metadata on Americans’ phone calls to the National Security Agency.

EPIC's petition for a writ of mandamus or certiorari claimed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge Roger Vinson exceeded his authority when he ordered the production of millions of Americans' phone records, but the U.S. Department of Justice had argued the court should not entertain the matter because the...
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