Apr 162010
 April 16, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Larry Neumeister reports:

A civil rights lawyer asked a federal appeals court Friday to restore a lawsuit challenging a law that lets the United States eavesdrop on overseas conversations. A government lawyer disagreed, saying a lower court got it right.

The verbal tug-of-war proceeded before a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will rule at a later date.

Jameel Jaffer, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, told the judges they should restore a lawsuit that claimed that the latest version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act hindered the work of attorneys, journalists and human rights groups.

Read more in the Miami Herald.

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