Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case About NSA Surveillance That Attempted To Jump The Line
from the wait-your-turn dept
Given that the Roberts Supreme Court seems to go out of its way to avoid actually answering the difficult questions, preferring to write very narrowly focused decisions that leave people with more questions than answers, it seems like even when the program makes it up to the Supreme Court, it may take quite some time to figure out what it actually means for these surveillance programs.
All that said, the one area where I could see the Supreme Court potentially taking a more immediate interest is in the somewhat related question of who has standing to challenge this surveillance, since in the last such case, the US government lied to the Supreme Court and the Justices relied on that very lie in making their decision. Given that, one would hope that the Supreme Court might take a more active immediate interest in the issue, but, again, it'll likely wait for other cases to boil up. It's not like the privacy and 4th Amendment rights of every single person in the US are at stake. Oh, wait...