July 6, 2015
A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit filed by an Oregon-based Islamic charity's lawsuit against the Bush Administration alleging it had been illegally wiretapped without a warrant cannot go forward.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that a top secret call log the U.S. Treasury Department accidentally gave to the now-defunct U.S. arm of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation can't be used as evidence because it is protected by the so-called "state secrets" law.
Al-Haramain has been labeled by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization.
Without the document, the court said, the foundation has little proof it was wiretapped and can't sue.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.