Skip to comments.Rosenbergs’ Granddaughter Sues NSA Over Spying
Posted on 01/17/2006 11:55:18 AM PST by Man50D
Youd never know it from our one party medias coverage of this story, but the "plaintiff" in the trumped-up New York lawsuit is none other than the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Rachel Meeropol.
The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 for helping to pass US atom bomb secrets to the Soviet Union. Juliuss KGB nom de guerre was "Liberal."
Rachel is a Communist in her own right. She is a Vice President of the New York City chapter of the communist National Lawyers Guild.
Ms Meerpol is also a fixture in may of the most ultra left organizations out there, such as The Children Of Resistance.
But youd never know any of that from the DNCs Associated Press:Associated Press
Groups Sue to Stop Domestic Spying Program
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
Federal lawsuits were filed Tuesday seeking to halt President Bushs domestic eavesdropping program, calling it an "illegal and unconstitutional program" of electronic eavesdropping on American citizens.
The lawsuits accusing Bush of exceeding his constitutional powers were filed in federal court in New York by the Center for Constitutional Rights and in Detroit by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The New York suit, filed on behalf of the center and individuals, names Bush, the head of the National Security Agency, and the heads of the other major security agencies, challenging the NSAs surveillance of persons within the United States without judicial approval or statutory authorization.
It asked a judge to stop Bush and government agencies from conducting warrantless surveillance of communications in the United States.
The Detroit suit, which also names the NSA, was filed by the ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greenpeace and several individuals.
Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday morning with the National Security Agency and the Justice Department.
Bush, who said the wiretapping is legal and necessary, has pointed to a congressional resolution passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that authorized him to use force in the fight against terrorism as allowing him to order the program.
The program authorized eavesdropping of international phone calls and e-mails of people deemed a terror risk.
But the New York lawsuit noted that federal law already allows the president to conduct warrantless surveillance during the first 15 days of a war and allows court authorization of surveillance for agents of foreign powers or terrorist groups.
Instead of following the law, Bush "unilaterally and secretly authorized electronic surveillance without judicial approval or congressional authorization," the lawsuit said.
At a news conference, Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Bill Goodman portrayed the president as a man on an unprecedented power grab at the expense of basic democratic principles.
He said the public was starting to understand the assertion that the erosion of individual rights is a slippery slope that lets the government "brand anyone a terrorist with no right to counsel, no right to be brought before a judge and no right to privacy in communications."
The Detroit lawsuit said the plaintiffs, who frequently communicate by telephone and e-mail with people in the Middle East and Asia, have a "well-founded belief" that their communications are being intercepted by the government.
"By seriously compromising the free speech and privacy rights of the plaintiffs and others, the program violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the United States Constitution," the lawsuit states.
In its suit in New York, the Center for Constitutional Rights maintained its work was directly affected by the surveillance because its lawyers represent a potential class of hundreds of Muslim foreign nationals detained after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
It said its attorney-client privilege was likely violated as it represented hundreds of men detained without charge as enemy combatants at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station and a Canadian citizen who was picked up at a New York airport while changing planes, sent to Syria and tortured and detained without charges for nearly a year.
The group said the surveillance program has inhibited its ability to represent clients vigorously, making it hard to communicate via telephone and e-mail with overseas clients, witnesses and others for fear the conversations would be overheard.
Plaintiff Rachel Meeropol, an attorney at the center, said she believes she has been targeted. "Im personally outraged that my confidential communication with my clients may have been listened to by the U.S. government," she said.If what Ms Meeropol says is true, one suspects she has been having speaks with Al Qaeda members.
Of course Rachels father, Robert Meeropol, didnt fall far from the Rosenbergs tree either. Among his many accomplishments, Mr Meeropol is an avowed Communist supporter. Fidel Castro was his boyhood idol. He supports convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. He is the founder and Executive Director of the ultra radical Rosenberg Fund for Children.
Mr Meeropol is also adamantly opposed to the War On Terror.
So she is communicating with KNOWN terrorists? Sounds like she wants the same fate as her grandparents!
The rats are all coming out...Yipes! This is fun...
Commies are the pits.
Pretty common for her.. she's filed suits against the administration for almost everything, from Gitmo to limiting protestors from walking up to the door of the White House..
Commie is as Commie does
Kill a Commie For Mommie.
Ahh, the Rosenbergs continue their family traditions....
At least our parents generation was able to kill the traitors in their ranks when they were exposed. The most blatent American traitors are now rich and immune (Fonda, Hayden) or in theraputic jails (ratboy).
We need a Republican President who is going to target traitors, try them an get them speedy executions.
Not only traditional Rats are coming out but the fossilized ones have been awakened.
This crap just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?
If the wanted the case to succeed they should of filed it in the 9th Circuit Court.
Excellent post! Thanks for putting this thread up.
New buzz words.
If this case goes forward and gets tossed as expected then they just built another new case law for the President because it will be tossed for a lack of merit.
Dems have a history of supporting terrorists and traitors; Sacco and Vanzetti in the 20's, the Rosenbergs in the 50's, and now they want to protect the Al Qaeda Friends & Family Calling Program.
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