Monday, November 18, 2013

Two US district courts to take up challenges to NSA surveillance programs

Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

Two U.S. district courts are slated to hear challenges to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs filed by both liberal and conservative groups while the Supreme Court is also going to possibly hear a case on the issue.

This is especially noteworthy given that the Supreme Court refused to review a lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance last year. Previous court cases have brought out what were quite shocking statements at the time, but any case would likely be much more revealing now given the many leaks.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon will hear Larry Klayman, a former Reagan administration lawyer, argue for preliminary injunctions to be issued against the government’s major domestic surveillance programs.