FISA Update: Litigation, Of Course

By July 11, 2008General

Upon President Bush’s signing of H.R. 6304, the ACLU immediately filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking a court order to declare the law unconstitutional and stop it cold. The ACLU’s news release is here. The actual complaint in Amnesty v. McDonnell is available here.

We don’t intend to follow this aspect of the FISA debate because it’s the aggrieved versus government and the issue of civil immunity for the private sector is not raised. (As this New York Sun story notes.) Perhaps that side of the litigation will be handled by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which for now is just protesting the new law in order to raise money.

Although, the congeries joining the ACLU in its suit is interesting and colorful.

The SEIU, eh? They’re just so busy with everything these days.

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