Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday November 18, 2013

Supreme Court Blocks Challenge To NSA Phone Tracking

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a NSA-challenging case brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Too bad we can't get the NSA to "refuse to hear" our phone conversations. wink

The case had been controversial before reaching the court. The Obama administration has taken numerous actions to delay the hearing, filing a motion to route the case through lower courts, but EPIC maintained that only the Supreme Court had the proper authority to rule on the jurisdictional authority of the FISA court. Amicus briefs from the Cato Institute and former members of the Church Committee agreed, arguing the order was both inconsistent with FISA and in violation of the Fourth Amendment.