Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

The NSA programs have come under intense fire for their possible violation of constitutionally protected right to privacy of millions of Americans.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event last night that the high court will likely have to rule on NSA surveillance.

Ginsburg, a liberal justice, and Scalia, a conservative, were at a joint event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., when they admitted the court will likely have to rule on the constitutionality of the collection of American's metadata in response to a reporter's question.

Scalia said the court was not the best place to decide on national security issues due to their lack of expertise. Scalia and Ginsburg said while this is a concern, it will be their task to rule if the NSA mass surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden last year are in violation of the fourth amendment.


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