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Topic - Alice M. Batchelder
George Orwell could not have improved upon the opinion of Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency (July 6, 2007), a decision which fits comfortably within the pages of "1984."
By a two to one margin, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a widely pilloried ruling by U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor against the National Security Agency's Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP), specifically the practice of intercepting phone and e-mail communications. The circuit court, which had stayed the district court's injunction pending appeal, ruled that the plaintiffs, a collection of academics, journalists and lawyers represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, lacked standing to bring the challenge to the Bush administration's important national security program.
A federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati yesterday dismissed a lawsuit challenging President Bush's domestic terrorist surveillance program, ruling that those who brought the suit — led by the American Civil Liberties Union — did not have the legal authority to do so.
A federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati today dismissed a lawsuit challenging President Bush's domestic terrorist surveillance program, ruling that those who brought the suit led by the American Civil Liberties Union did not have the legal authority to do so.