In Clapper v. Amnesty International, the Court whether the plaintiffs may challenge government surveillance schemes under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
The obstacle Amnesty International and a bevy of other plaintiff groups face is proving whether the government spied on their own personal communications, injuring them in the process. With few exceptions, a plaintiff must prove injury to bring a case in federal court.
If one of the plaintiffs does prove injury, it of course must tactfully explain in court why the government would have wanted to spy on it in the first place.
Argument Date: Oct. 29
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