Legal case

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Examples

Page nameDateDecided inDefendantsPlaintiffsDescription
Clapper v. Amnesty International USAUnited States Supreme CourtAmnesty International USAJames R. ClapperJames Clapper sought to dismiss Amnesty International's challenge of the Fisa Amendments Act. They Supreme Court ruled that dragnet surveillance could not be challenged since the plaintiffs were unlikely to be targets of surveillance - something that was revealed a few months later by the Edward Snowden leaks to be untrue. The decision appear to be nevertheless unchallenged.
Hedges v. ObamaUnited States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitBarack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Nancy Pellosi
Eric Cantor
John Michael McConnell
United States of America
US Department of Defense
Daniel Ellsberg
Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky
Jenifer Bolen
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Alexa O'Brien
The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefininte detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguning that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
Saifullah Paracha v. George W. BushGeorge W. BushSaifullah Paracha
Saleh v. BushUnited States District Court Northern District of CaliforniaPaul Wolfowitz
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
Donald Rumsfeld
Condoleezza Rice
Colin Powell
Sundus Shaker SalehA legal claim that the Iraq war was an illegal act of aggression, dismissed in 2017 by the Westfall Act since it was carried out by US government employees within the scope of their employment.


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