San Diego Somalis Want New Trial After NSA Revelations
Meanwhile, civil liberty groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation are watching. The foundation's lawyer, Hanni Fakhoury, said a crucial defense argument is the NSA's dragnet of domestic phone calls tramples on constitutional privacy rights.
"The argument has always been that the Fourth Amendment generally requires police to obtain a search warrant before they conduct a search," Fakhoury said. "By obtaining these records without a search warrant, they violated the Fourth Amendment."