Supreme Court Declines Wikimedia Lawsuit Against NSA

The most recent legal challenge to online surveillance turned away.

The Supreme Court has declined the Wikimedia Foundation’s case against the National Security Agency (NSA) that argued against the legality of the agency’s mass online surveillance. The case was filed on behalf of Wikipedia’s operating company by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which urged the Supreme Court justices to open up the first case of its kind.

“Although this mass surveillance of Americans’ private communications raises grave constitutional questions, its lawfulness has yet to be considered by any ordinary court, civil or criminal, in the more than 20 years of its operation,” the ACLU attorneys said as they filed their case. The federal government claims that the NSA’s extensive data collection is authorized by the 2008 amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for the Supreme Court justices as they decide which cases to hear.
  • For the justices to be prudent in their deliberations and discussions regarding the appeals they accept on their docket.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Reuters


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