The US Supreme Court
rejected a challenge to the Bush administration's domestic spying program by refusing to hear the ACLU's appeal of a lower court's dismissal of the suit because the plaintiffs could not prove their communications had been monitored.
Let me get this straight: you can't have the case heard because you can't prove that the government wiretapped you, but the government won't tell you it wiretapped you because it's a secret. That's even though the wiretaps are warrantless and thus illegal. Welcome to 21st century America. You can check out our new constitution here
“Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act intending to protect the rights of U.S. citizens and residents, and the president systematically broke that law over a period of more than five years," said Jameel Jaffer, Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project. "It’s very disturbing that the president’s actions will not be reviewed by the Supreme Court. It shouldn’t be left to executive branch officials alone to determine what limits apply to their own surveillance activities and whether those limits are being honored. Allowing the executive branch to police itself flies in the face of the constitutional system of checks and balances.”