Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Judge rules for NSA in warrantless search case

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of the National Security Agency in a lawsuit challenging the interception of Internet communications without a warrant, according to a court filing.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland, California wrote the plaintiffs failed to establish legal standing to pursue a claim that the government violated the Fourth Amendment.

The ruling is the latest in litigation over the government's ability to monitor Internet traffic, and how it balances national security priorities against privacy.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs, who are AT&T (T.N) customers, could not immediately comment on the ruling, and a Department of Justice spokesman could not be reached.

More:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-usa-security-ruling-idUSKBN0LE2U820150210

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