NEW YORK A federal judge in New York has rejected a challenge to a law allowing the United States to eavesdrop on overseas conversations. He says U.S. residents who fear surveillance could not show they were harmed.

Judge John Koeltl (KOHT'-uhl) in Manhattan upheld the latest version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was amended in 2008. It authorizes surveillance of non-U.S. citizens outside the United States to acquire foreign intelligence information.
ARTICLE: The Associated Press: Judge rejects challenge to overseas wiretap law

A victory for rational people wishing to avoid senseless murder in the name of one cause or other.