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Top court to hear arguments over government spying

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.

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