SCOTUS Rejects EPIC’s Challenge of FISC Statutory Jurisdiction
Earlier this year, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States challenging the activities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
Specifically, The New York Times reports, EPIC argued that the Court “exceeded its statutory jurisdiction when it ordered production of millions of domestic telephone records that cannot plausibly be relevant to an authorized investigation.”
The US government challenged the propriety of the petition stating, according to The Times, that EPIC should have “file[d] an action in Federal District Court to enjoin the program.”
Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected the petition without offering a rationale.
Here are a few past posts that discuss the FISA Court decisions and provide links to the opinions: