Barbara Leonard reports:
After tossing a challenge to the National Security Agency’s now-defunct warrantless wiretapping program, the 9th Circuit refused Friday to hold an en banc rehearing.
The plaintiffs in this action were the Center for Constitutional Rights and four clients, some of whom are Muslim foreign nationals detained after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Read more on Courthouse News. As Leonard notes, the denial was actually issued on October 3, although it was just filed yesterday. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has already indicated it will now petition the U.S. Supreme Court; its cert petition is due on January 1, 2014. Read more about the case and access court documents on CCR’s site.