us: ACLU and allies file lawsuit to challenge surveillance law

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and several other groups have filed a lawsuit in an effort to strike down a new law allowing the U.S. government to intercept the phone calls and e-mail messages of people with suspected ties to terrorism.The ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other groups filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, the same day that President George Bush signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act.

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