The National Security Agency illegally searches and seizes Americans’ Internet communications, class plaintiffs continue to argue in Federal Court.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed the high-profile domestic spying case Jewel v. NSA in 2008, submitted a brief Oct. 24 responding to the government’s opposition to a motion for partial summary judgment in September. The privacy advocacy group also filed a motion the same day to strike a secret brief filed by the government.
In its new brief, the EFF strikes back against what it calls on its website “the government’s various attempts at constitutional circumvention.”
The EFF has argued that the government, by tapping fiber-optic cables of telecommunications companies and copying the data stream without a warrant, violates the Fourth Amendment.