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ACLU Blasts Supreme Court Rejection of Challenge to Warrantless Spying Without Proof of Surveillance

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Published on Feb 27, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org - In what's being described as a Kafkaesque decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a group of human rights organizations and journalists cannot challenge the government's warrantless domestic surveillance program because they can't prove they are targets of it. The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of human rights groups and journalists filed the lawsuit in 2008 hours after President Bush signed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which gave the National Security Agency almost unchecked power to monitor international phone calls and emails of Americans. We're joined by the ACLU's Jameel Jafeer, who argued the case before the Supreme Court.

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