Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jul 2013 22:42 UTC
Legal "A diverse coalition of 19 groups announced today a lawsuit against the United States government for 'an illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance', known as the Associational Tracking Program, which collects all telephone records handled by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in the US. The group, represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, aims to compel the government to inventory and disclose the records in its possession, to destroy them, and to immediately end the surveillance program."
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Might Be Interesting
by Pro-Competition on Wed 17th Jul 2013 19:03 UTC
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It might be interesting to see how the courts handle this.

The previous cases were declined (i.e. not even looked at) by the Supreme Court based on the astounding concept that, because the plaintiffs couldn't provide evidence that the secret programs were spying on them, that they didn't have "standing" to even bring the case.

This should remove that abomination of logic, at least. The question is, what will they come up with instead?

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