Divorce lawyer who thought he could beat NSA in court, couldn’t

This is the man challenging the government’s spying programs. (credit: Elliott Schuchardt)

Unsurprisingly, the Pennsylvania lawyer who tried to single-handedly challenge the Obama Administration’s surveillance infrastructure has had his case dismissed. Like similar cases, it was tossed for lack of standing.

While Elliott Schuchardt talked tough, US District Judge Cathy Bissoon found that he could not prove that he himself had been surveilled by the federal government, according to her 11-page opinion handed down in late September 2015.

Just a few weeks ago, the divorce lawyer appealed the decision to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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