ACLU asks Supreme Court to open wiretapping court opinions

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to bring transparency to the foreign intelligence wiretapping court with the argument to the Supreme Court that the public has a First Amendment right to view the secret rulings. The wiretapping court was established by Congress in 1978 to establish a warrant requirement for wiretapping domestically in intelligence or counter terrorism investigations. (The New York Times, April 19, 2021, by Charlie Savage)

The George W. Bush Solicitor General Theodore R. Olson is representing the ACLU and several other groups in seeking documents from 2001 and 2015 when the government started to use technologies in sweeping surveillance. (CNN, April 19, 2021, by Ariane de Vogue)

For related FAC coverge, click here, here and here.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *