Supreme Court Shoots Down Challenge To Surveillance Law

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to a federal law that allows the government to intercept international communications without warrants, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked standing because they didn't allege that the government had ever spied on them.

In a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines, the high court reversed the Second Circuit's ruling that a coalition of lawyers, journalists and other private citizens have Article III standing to challenge 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The Supreme Court dismissed as...
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