Top court to hear arguments over government spyingSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 09:28
Top court to hear arguments over government spying
By Terry Baynes | Reuters – 2 hours 18 minutes ago(Reuters)
A debate over how freely the U.S. government can eavesdrop on international communications reaches a climax on Monday in the country's highest court.
At issue is a law passed by Congress in 2008 allowing the government to monitor the overseas communications of individuals without obtaining a warrant for each target.
The government has said it needs flexible surveillance power to help prevent strikes by foreign militants such as the attacks of September 11, 2001.