October 24, 1973

Oct24On this day in 1973, John Lennon sued the American government claiming that both he and his lawyer had been bugged and wiretapped, both while Lennon was fighting deportation and again during the government’s investigation of “radical” anti-war elements in society.

After a 14-year battle that made it all the way to the supreme court, FBI documents were released and proved Lennon to be correct.

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