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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) writes | about a year and a half ago


ThatsNotPudding (1045640) writes "In a not too suprising example of judicial abdication in favor of the surveillance state, the US Supreme court rejected pleas to allow any challenges to the wiretapping law *unless* someone can prove they've been tapped by the Federales."
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Why is this a problem? (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about a year and a half ago | (#43017059)

It was ruled that Respondents do not have Article III standing. Amnesty's claim is based on a belief that they will be wronged, not that they've already been wronged.

(a) To establish Article III standing, an injury must be “concrete, particularized, and actual or imminent; fairly traceable to the challenged action; and redressable by a favorable ruling.. Threatened injury must be ‘ “certainly impending” ’ to constitute injury in fact,” and “allegations of possible future injury” are not sufficient.

(b) Respondents assert that they have suffered injury in fact that is fairly traceable to 1881a because there is an objectively reasonable likelihood that their communications with their foreign contacts will be intercepted under 1881a at some point.

If you don't like the ruling please contact your elected officials. It's Congresses job to make and change laws.

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