March 24, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Ramzi Kassem of the CUNY School of Law argues that a notice of warrantless wiretapping could lead to the reopening of criminal cases ...Late February brought some downright fascinating developments in the Agron Hasbajrami case. Hasbajrami had pleaded guilty in April 2012 ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California decided on Tuesday not to combine several lawsuits against Google for violating the privacy rights of its Gmail users into a single class action suit. The plaintiffs allege that Google violated state and federal ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US government on Monday filed a lawsuit against Sprint Communications, Inc., alleging the company overcharged them for telephone wiretapping services. The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, asserted that Sprint knowingly submitted false " ...[read more]
March 20, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. that the "first sale" doctrine applies to imported works. When Supap Kirtsaeng came to study at Cornell University, he realized that the same textbooks his peers used were sold at drastically lower prices in his ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Clapper v. Amnesty International that a coalition of attorneys, journalists and rights organizations do not have Article III standing to contest Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The coalition was represented by the American ...[read more]
October 30, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. In Clapper v. Amnesty International the court heard arguments to determine whether advocacy organizations which represent or work with terrorist suspects, such as Amnesty International (AI) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 16, 2011, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III urged lawmakers to remove provisions from an anti-terror law that deterred authorities from implementing the law. The law, the Human Security Act, was signed into law in March 2007 and authorizes wiretapping and seizures without ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a lower court's decision in favor of an Oregon-based Islamic nonprofit corporation challenging the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program. The US District Court for the Northern District of California held that the federal ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 10, 2009, an unclassified report released by five government agencies found that the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program relied on flawed legal analysis at its inception. In June 2009, a federal judge had upheld provisions of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 giving ...[read more]
May 21, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA to determine whether plaintiffs have standing to challenge a federal eavesdropping law. The plaintiffs, including attorneys, journalists and rights organizations, facially challenged Section 702 of the Foreign ...[read more]

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