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Court Won't Hear Challenge to Federal Spy Powers

The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case questioning the government's wiretapping authority. The American Civil Liberties Union had asked the court to review a ruling by a secret appeals court that expanded the government's powers to search and surveil in terror and espionage investigations. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson
Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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