On October 29, 2012, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important national security case that will answer a crucial question of standing. The case, Clapper v. Amnesty International, asks whether individuals and organizations that believe that their international communications will be monitored by the U.S. government have standing to challenge the government's surveillance in cases where the plaintiffs are unable to present direct evidence that the United States has acquired or will imminently acquire their communications.
Attorneys, journalists, and various organizations brought this action facially challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) under the First and Fourth Amendments and Article III of the Constitution. Our expert, Benjamin A. Powell of WilmerHale, will attend the Supreme Court oral arguments and offer his comments on the arguments in this Courthouse Steps teleforum. He will be available to answer questions afterwards.
- Hon. Benjamin A. Powell, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Call begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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