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Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Hold Telecom Companies Accountable for Domestic Spying

October 23, 2012

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a 2008 law granting immunity to telecom companies that aided the George W. Bush administration’s warrantless domestic spy program. Groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union had brought the case, consolidating 33 different lawsuits against the companies after a lower court ruled that the firms are protected by congressionally mandated retroactive immunity.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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