A challenge by attorneys, human rights groups and journalists to the U.S. government's overseas wiretapping program was dismissed Thursday. Southern District of New York Judge John Koeltl found the plaintiffs lacked standing to attack amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 allowing for surveillance of phone calls and other communications abroad, even when the person on the other end of the line is an American.
Refusing to Grant Standing, Judge Rebuffs Challenge to Overseas Wiretapping Law
New York Law Journal
August 21, 2009