SCOTUS takes up case about FBI surveillance of mosque

Source: CNN

“The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case next term brought by three Muslim men who seek to challenge the FBI, arguing that it unlawfully used a confidential informant to gather information about Muslims in their neighborhood based on their religious identity. A district court had dismissed the claims under the so-called state secrets privilege ‘which permits the government under some circumstances to block the release of information in a lawsuit that could harm national security.’ The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed, holding that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — a law aimed electronic communications — provides for procedures for challenging unlawful electronic surveillance in early stages of litigation and takes priority over the state secrets privilege.” (06/07/21)