Legal News of the Day: Global Wiretapping Oral Arguments at SCOTUS

Weather permitting, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this morning in the case of Clapper v. Amnesty International USA.  The issue in this case is whether the respondents have the necessary Article III standing to seek relief because they proffered no evidence that they had ever been monitored or that they every would be (particularly since the 2008 law at question, which expanded the government’s authority to secretly monitor international communications expressly prohibits the government from targeting U.S. citizens).  For much more on this case, check out SCOTUSBlog’s analysis.

Also on the Court’s docket: oral arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., which considers whether a U.S. copyright holder can bar the importation of “gray-market” products made and legally acquired oversea.  For much more, see here.