Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Counterrorism

  • Clapper v. Amnesty International: Still Trying for a Day in Court

    —Sudha Setty, Western New England University School of Law In the last decade, U.S. courts have consistently blocked civil suits seeking damages for government overreaching in its counterterrorism programs.  Most cases have been dismissed at the pleadings stage, as courts have found plaintiffs to be without standing and/or have found that plaintiffs who have standing have no real way of bolstering their case because of lack of discoverable materials.