U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan walks back into the Supreme Court building with Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts after her investiture ceremony in Washington October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Supreme Court says plaintiffs cannot sue over eavesdropping law
Posted : Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:16AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday said plaintiffs cannot challenge a federal law that allows eavesdropping on international conversations involving Americans, a case touching on government efforts to fight terrorism.
By a 5-4 vote, the country's highest court said lawyers, journalists and human rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch did not have legal standing to sue because they could not show they had suffered any injury.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel and Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller and Eric Beech)
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