Supreme Court Seems Skeptical About Throwing Out Lawsuit Over New Fisa Surveillance Expansion [View all]
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems skeptical of a government request to throw out a lawsuit challenging an expansion of a surveillance law used to monitor conversations of foreign spies and terrorist suspects.
While the law is aimed at foreigners, a lawyer argued Monday that Americans are getting caught up in the government monitoring. They want to sue to stop the 2008 expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Lawyer Jameel Jaffers said his colleagues are already taking costly measures like flying overseas instead of using telephones and e-mails to keep their conversations private.