America’s Future Joins In Case Charging NSA Illegally Surveilled Americans

Englewood, Florida – February 23, 2022 – America’s Future, Inc. announced that it joined 11 organizations in an Amicus brief filing in support of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Plaintiff/Petitioner Carolyn Jewel, et al., in Jewel v National Security Agency, et al. 856 Fed. Appx. 640 (9th Cir. 2021), to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The brief was filed on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 and argues the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissal of the Petitioner’s case for lack of standing was issued in error and should not stand.

“America’s Future is proud to join the Petitioner and all others who are committed to protecting the individual rights of all citizens and preserving our Constitutional Republic,” said Mary O’Neill, America’s Future Executive Director. “We will never quit the fight for freedom or our commitment to America and our fellow citizens in the courts and in all ways possible.”

At the heart of the 14-year-old case, grounded in the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution, are our civil freedoms and God-given rights to be secure that private matters and personal information stay that way, at each individual’s option, unless a fully-informed court with jurisdiction determines otherwise, on a case-by-case basis. Jewel concerns extraordinary constitutional violations by the U.S. government against its own citizens. At issue are acts by the NSA and other agencies within our country’s Intelligence Community, including over two decades of covertly and unlawfully intercepting, copying, collecting, searching, and retaining detailed records of American citizens’ Internet and cell phone usage and communications, without any authority and under the color of law.

In addition to this case, America’s Future joined in an Amicus brief filing with SCOTUS in late December 2021 in connection with the OSHA regulation that the SCOTUS struck down earlier this year, protecting private businesses against penalties arising out of an employee COVID-19 vaccination status. To read the SCOTUS opinion, click here.

In addition to this case, America’s Future has joined in a number of other Amicus filings. To read more about these filings, please visit our Law & Policy page.

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