Court Rules Peace Activists Can Sue the U.S. Military for InfiltrationSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 10:02
December 20, 2012
In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Guild lawyer’s challenge to military spying on peace activists can proceed.
The ruling marks the first time a court has affirmed people’s ability to sue the military for violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights.
“This has never been done before,” said NLG member attorney Larry Hildes, who is handling the case.