/ February 19, 2008

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Warrantless Wiretaps Case

On Feb. 19, the the U.S. Supreme Court without opinion declined to review an appeal submitted by the ACLU over the legality of warrantless wiretaps. The ACLU had appealed a divided decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, holding that, because the ACLU could not show that its calls were tapped, it suffered no injury in fact and therefore did not have standing to sue.

Read the Sixth Circuit’s opinion here: ACLU v. National Security Agency, 493 F.3d 644 (6th Cir. 2007) (Fastcase subscription required)

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