Supreme Court Terminates Warrantless Electronic Spying Case
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Government The Supreme Court closed a 6-year-old chapter Tuesday in the Electronic Frontier Foundationís bid to hold the nationís telecoms liable for allegedly providing the National Security Agency with backdoors to eavesdrop, without warrants, on Americansí electronic communications in violation of federal law. The justices, without comment, declined to review a lower courtís December decision (.pdf) dismissing the EFFís lawsuit challenging the NSAís warrantless eavesdropping program. At the center of the dispute was 2008 congressional legislation retroactively immunizing the telcos from being sued for cooperating with the government in a program President George W. Bush adopted shortly after the September 2001 terror attacks.

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