Feb 19, 2008

SCOTUS denies ACLU wiretap appeal

And the bastards wouldn't even give a reason why. From CQ Politics:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program.

The justices, without comment, refused to review a lower court's decision in the case of American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency.

The order is a win for the Bush administration, which has been fighting such lawsuits since shortly after the existence of the surveillance program was publicized in December 2005.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled 2-1 in July that the plaintiffs, led by the ACLU, lacked standing to bring the case.

The New York Times revealed two years ago that President Bush had ordered the NSA — shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — to spy on U.S. citizens without judicial approval as a counter-terrorism tactic. In January 2007, the administration announced it had secured the approval of a secret federal court established under the 1978 FISA law for such surveillance.


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