Nov 092012
 
 November 9, 2012  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Philip A. Janquart reports:

Aside from monitoring terror threats, the National Security Agency eavesdrops on the private communications of Americans for fun, a class says in the 6-year-old case against the federal wiretap program.

The allegation appears in the latest opposition brief a class filed as the government seeks dismissal or summary judgment for the third time. Lead plaintiff Virginia Shubert filed her suit originally in 2006.

Shubert’s brief adopts the same arguments set forth in an unrelated case over the alleged communications dragnet. The arguments stem from a motion for summary judgment filed recently in the case Jewel v. National Security Agency. Carolyn Jewel leads a class of telephone service customers who accuse the NSA of using telecommunications companies to spy on customers under the Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP).

Read more on Courthouse News.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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