We Are So Screwed!: Supreme Court blocks challenge to NSA phone trackingSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:48
We Are So Screwed!: Supreme Court blocks challenge to NSA phone tracking
Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
Published time: November 18, 2013 15:42
Edited time: November 18, 2013 16:17
The Supreme Court announced Monday morning that it would not be considering at this time a complaint filed months earlier that challenged the legality of the National Security Agency’s dragnet telephone surveillance program.
The high court issued a notice early Monday without comment acknowledging that it would not be weighing in on a matter introduced this past June by a privacy watchdog group after NSA leaker Edward Snowden revealed evidence showing that the United States intelligence agency was collecting metadata pertaining to the phone calls of millions of American customers of the telecommunications company Verizon on a regular basis.