A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration for “warrantless wiretapping.” The judge cited national security concerns.
The group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed the suit more than a decade ago. It has said it plans to appeal the dismissal.
Read more in John Bowden’s article in The Hill:
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday against warrantless wiretap programs established during the Bush administration, ruling that the court could not determine the plaintiff’s legal standing without endangering national security.
Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White dismissed a lawsuit originally filed in 2008 that argued that the Terrorist Surveillance Program set up by the NSA under President George W. Bush violated both the Fourth Amendment and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
White wrote in his ruling that allowing the case to proceed could have “devastating” consequences for U.S. national security, according to Politico.
“The Court cannot issue any determinative finding on the issue of whether or not Plaintiffs have standing without taking the risk that such a ruling may result in potentially devastating national security consequences.”U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White
You can read the rest of the article here: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/440777-judge-dismisses-bush-era-warrantless-wiretapping-lawsuit-citing