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Submission + - Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges ( 1

ThatsNotPudding writes: In a not too suprising example of judicial abdication in favor of the surveillance state, the US Supreme court rejected pleas to allow any challenges to the wiretapping law *unless* someone can prove they've been tapped by the Federales.
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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

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  • It was ruled that Respondents do not have Article III standing. Amnesty's claim is based on a belief that they will be wronged, not that they've already been wronged.

    (a) To establish Article III standing, an injury must be “concrete, particularized, and actual or imminent; fairly traceable to the challenged action; and redressable by a favorable ruling.. Threatened injury must be ‘ “certainly impending” ’ to constitute injury in fact,” and “allegations of possible f

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