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Now, US Supreme Court is going to hear a new case. This time the question involves a post Sept. 11 government’s aggressive use of electronic surveillance. The scrutiny is over the validity of an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which is about disclosure of the “secret program to wiretap the international communications of people suspected of terrorist ties without obtaining court warrants,” according to the New York times. In other words its about the wiretapping law of 2008.
While I clearly understand the “security” reasons behind this particular legislation, it is always the current state of affairs in the country that makes up the decision of the judges. I find it fascinating how each new legislation especially of this huge caliber brings out the gray area that eventually shapes our legal history in the long run.
See below, Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Surveillance, by Adam Liptak, May 21, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/us/justices-agree-to-hear-surveillance-challenge.html?_r=1&hp
Written by Margarita Smirnova, Esq.
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