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Groups Challenge Warrantless E-Mail Spying Law

October 21, 2008

Groups Challenge Warrantless E-Mail Spying Law

Congress may have decided to grant retroactive immunity to telecoms that helped the National Security Agency eavesdrop on American's telephone calls and e-mail, but now it's time to see what the courts have to say about the constitutionality of the law.

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) filed court documents Oct. 17 in San Francisco challenging the legality of the controversial law, claiming it violates the federal government's separation of powers and strips innocent telecom customers of their rights without due process of law.

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