US Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA surveillance case

Washington, Apr 8: The US Supreme Court has reportedly refused to hear a lawsuit by a conservative activist, who challenged the US National Security Agency’s collection of US phone records for surveillance.

The court declined to hear the NSA surveillance case despite a lower court’s ruling that the program may be illegal.

The court denied the request by activist and former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman, along with Charles and Mary Strange, to immediately hear their case against US President Barack Obama, US Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA Director Keith Alexander, Verizon Communications and Roger Vinson, the judge who signed the order allowing the surveillance, PC World reported.

Klayman had appealed the case to the Supreme Court after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon stayed his decision suspending the NSA program, pending appeal by the government, the report added. (ANI)