AUGUST 7, 2012
The 9th Circus Court of Appeals ruled this week that the Federal Government can now spy on American citizens without warrant or fear of reprisal (legal challenge).
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote:
“This case effectively brings to an end the plaintiffs’ ongoing attempts to hold the executive branch responsible for intercepting telephone conversations without judicial authorization.”
According to Jon Eisenberg, representing the Plaintiffs:
“This case was the only chance to litigate and hold anybody accountable for the warrantless wiretapping program. As illegal as it was, it evaded accountability.”