Supreme Court Sides With F.B.I. in Case on Spying on Muslims

Adam Liptack of The New York Times reports, “The Supreme Court on Friday unanimously rejected an argument that could have limited the sweep of the state secrets doctrine in a case arising from the surveillance of Muslims in Southern California in 2006.” Justice Samuel Alito authored the opinion in the case, F.B.I v. Fazaga, in which the court sided with the F.B.I.’s surveillance program and declined to rule on the larger religious liberty issue. He wrote, “We have never suggested that an assertion of the state secrets privilege can be defeated by showing that the evidence was unlawfully obtained.”


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