America and the Courts

America and the Courts featured: On the August 16 C-SPANWashington JournalHoward Mintz reported by telephone on the previous day’s court hearing about secret… read more

America and the Courts featured:

On the August 16 C-SPANWashington JournalHoward Mintz reported by telephone on the previous day’s court hearing about secret National Security Agency wiretapping in the 9th District Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Mr. Mintz was in the court and has been covering the issues.

On August 15 the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments in two cases on the government’s warrantless wiretapping program. The court will decide whether or not to dismiss the two cases under the “state secrets” privilege, which bars the presentation of evidence in court that could threaten national security. Lower court judges in both cases rejected the government’s attempts to get the cases dismissed. In Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, Inc. v. Bush, the plaintiffs were an Oregon branch of a Saudi charity that has been investigated for alleged terrorist ties. They argued that they have a top-secret document proving they were a direct target of National Security Agency surveillance.

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America and the Courts

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Program ID:
200537-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 18, 2007 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 18, 2007 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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