AT&T Users Lack Standing In NSA Spying Suit, Court Told

Law360 (September 11, 2018, 10:13 PM EDT) -- The National Security Agency is pressing a California federal judge to ax a long-running putative class action accusing the agency of illegal spying, arguing that the AT&T customers leading the dispute lack standing because they have failed to offer any “competent evidence” that their communications were scooped up by the challenged surveillance.

A group of American citizens who are AT&T telephone subscribers first sued the NSA and several high-ranking government officials in 2008, claiming that several NSA intelligence-gathering programs that involve the collection of noncontent data about telephone calls and internet-based communications violated their constitutional rights and ran afoul of various statutes,...

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