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Supreme Court to hear arguments over government spying

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/10/2012

Terry Baynes

(Reuters) - A debate over how freely the government can eavesdrop on international communications reaches a climax on Monday in the country's highest court.
At issue is a law passed by Congress in 2008 allowing the government to monitor the overseas communications of individuals without obtaining a warrant for each target.
The government has said it needs flexible surveillance power to help prevent strikes by foreign militants such as the attacks of September 11, 2001.
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"Supreme Court to hear arguments over government spying", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-to-hear-arguments-over-government-spying