Tuesday, February 19, 2008

SCOTUS Rejects ACLU Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from the American Civil Liberties Union regarding warrantless wiretaps by the Bush administration. Since the list of who is being spied upon is secret, there's no way for anybody to prove they are a target of the warrantless wiretaps, and thus show they've been harmed.
ACLU officials described the situation as a "Catch-22" because the government says the identities of people whose communications have been intercepted is secret. But only people who know they have been wiretapped can sue over the program.


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