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.