U.S. Government: NSA spying cannot be challenged in court

BY: Derrick Broze

With 4 potential lawsuits looming since last month’s intelligence leaks regarding NSA spying, the federal government has stepped in to alert a district judge that they cannot be sued. David S. Jones, an assistant United States attorney, wrote U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley stating that the spying is in the “public interest,” does not violate the constitution and therefore cannot be challenged in court. The suit in Judge Pauley’s court is being brought forth on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union’s employees and claims the spying violated the First and Fourth Amendment. Mr. Jones stated since the ACLU cannot prove that any of its employees were directly surveilled under the program, they have no right to sue.


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