Over the arguments of co-lead plaintiffs counsel, a California federal judge denied a request to challenge the constitutionality of recently passed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which give telecom companies retroactive immunity in connection with the government's warrantless wiretapping. The judge also denied counsel's request to be given more discovery about the extent to which the telecoms helped the government monitor communications.
Wiretap Cases a Go Despite FISA Change
September 15, 2008
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