Thomson ReutersFebruary 26, 2013 12:30
* Justices split 5-4 on wiretap law
* Loss for human rights groups, journalists (Adds reaction)
By Lawrence Hurley and Jonathan Stempel
WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S.-based journalists, lawyers and human rights groups cannot challenge a federal law that allows surveillance of some international communications, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in a case touching on government efforts to fight terrorism.