Legal News of the Day: SCOTUS Declines to Hear Case Challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari in a case challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s April order requiring Verizon to turn over data to the National Security Agency including telephone calls and internet exchanges of United States citizens.  The petition, brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, sought to vacate the order and block similar orders, questioning whether the FISC exceeded its authority.