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Supreme Court Won't Hear Domestic Spying Challenge

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By Admin on February 19, 2008 10:42 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a legal challenge to the federal government's warrantless domestic surveillance program. Under the program, the U.S. government may monitor certain international emails and telephone calls made by U.S. citizens, without first getting a court-issued warrant. In July 2007, a federal appeals court ruled that the groups challenging the law -- including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -- had no standing to sue since they could not show that they had been harmed, and the Supreme Court today refused to take up a review of that decision.