Late Friday afternoon, the government asked the Supreme Court to dismiss our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2008 law gives the government unprecedented authority to monitor Americans’ international emails and phone calls.
Through powers granted through the 2008 FISA Amendments Act — the authority that our lawsuit challenges — the National Security Agency (NSA) collects and stores mountains of information every day. Our new infographic details some of the ways in which the NSA is spying on Americans.
The good news is that the amended law is set to sunset in December of this year. Join us in calling on Congress to Fix FISA! And for more about the battle over warrantless wiretapping, read this blog post.