Tuesday, February 26, 2013

US Supreme Court and the Surveillance Law - questions Group's locus standi

Yesterday the US Supreme Court struck down a challenge from a group of lawyers, journalists and human rights researchers, including ACLU and Amnesty International, who had challenged the constitutionality of the law that allows US government to detect and track the messages of the suspected foreign terrorists.

The US Supreme Court said that the party complaining must have suffered the injury "actual or imminent" which is "fairly traceable" to the challenged action and where a favorable order would redress the damage done.

On these grounds the challenge was struck down.

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