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Other Decisions Decision 09-4112-cv (21/03/2011)

Authority: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (USA)

Date: 03/21/2011

Subject: The Court has established that the claimants have the right to raise before Federal Courts the question of constitutional legitimacy of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) of 1978, which introduces new procedures through which federal officers can be authorized to carry out electronic surveillance, including surveillance of communications, for intelligence aims

Parties: Amnesty International USA, Global Fund for Women, Global Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association, The Nation Magazine, PEN American Center, Service Employees International Union, Washington Office on Latin America, Daniel N. Arshack, David Nevin, Scott McKay, Sylvia Royce v. James R. Clapper, Jr., in his official capacity as Director of National Intelligence, Keith B. Alexander, in his official capacity as Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service, Eric H. Holder, Jr., in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Communications

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