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The Rutherford Institute’s amicus brief in Dahda v. U.S.

Weighing in on a major digital privacy case before the U.S. Supreme Court, The Rutherford Institute is urging the high court to strictly enforce the nation’s federal wiretapping law and maintain core privacy protections enacted by Congress in 1968 to guard against the misuse of bugs and wiretaps by government agents. In an amicus brief filed in Dahda v. United States of America, which deals with whether evidence obtained in violation of a federal wiretapping law can be used in a criminal trial, Rutherford Institute attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to enforce the letter of laws protecting the privacy of citizens, especially as they pertain to the government’s ability to monitor Americans’ communications.