Civil Liberties Watch: Obama DOJ claims "Sovereign Immunity"

Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/08/2009

The Obama Department of Justice has put forth a claim of
“Sovereign Immunity” in a motion to dismiss in the domestic
spying case of Jewell v. NSA. The lawsuit brought by the
Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the National
Security Agency for spying on tens of thousands of citizens
without a warrant, during the Bush Administration. The
spying utilized the telecom company AT&T's fiber optic
network to access the communications of unsuspecting
Americans. The claim of Sovereign Immunity is unprecedented 
in this type of case as Kevin Bankston of the EFF explains.



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