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Rosenbergs’ Granddaughter Sues NSA Over Spying
Sweetness-Light.com ^ | January 17, 2006

Posted on 01/17/2006 11:55:18 AM PST by Man50D

You’d never know it from our one party media’s 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. Julius’s 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 you’d never know any of that from the DNC’s 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 Bush’s 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 NSA’s 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. "I’m 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 Rachel’s father, Robert Meeropol, didn’t 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; aclut; americahaters; bushhaters; homelandsecurity; lawsuit; marxists; meeropol; rachelmeeropol; radicalleftists; rosenberg; spying; theenemywithin; usefulidiots
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1 posted on 01/17/2006 11:55:20 AM PST by Man50D
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To: Man50D

So she is communicating with KNOWN terrorists? Sounds like she wants the same fate as her grandparents!


2 posted on 01/17/2006 11:57:03 AM PST by xrp
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To: Man50D

The rats are all coming out...Yipes! This is fun...


3 posted on 01/17/2006 11:57:13 AM PST by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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To: Man50D

Commies are the pits.


4 posted on 01/17/2006 11:57:17 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Man50D

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..


5 posted on 01/17/2006 11:57:54 AM PST by mnehring (Perry 06- It's better than a hippie in a cowboy hat or a commie with blue hair.)
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To: Man50D

Commie is as Commie does


6 posted on 01/17/2006 11:58:01 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: Rakkasan1

Kill a Commie For Mommie.


7 posted on 01/17/2006 12:00:36 PM PST by hang 'em (Kill a Commie For Mommie.)
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To: Man50D

Ahh, the Rosenbergs continue their family traditions....


8 posted on 01/17/2006 12:00:50 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: Rakkasan1
The Enemey Within.

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.

9 posted on 01/17/2006 12:01:02 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Man50D
Looks like loyalty to Marxist/Leninist thought is passed down from generation to generation in the Rosenberg family.
10 posted on 01/17/2006 12:01:28 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Man50D
Once a Red Diaper Baby, always a Red Diaper Baby!
11 posted on 01/17/2006 12:02:21 PM PST by Gritty ("Islam us a universal ideology that leads the world to justice"-Ahmadinejad)
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To: Man50D

Not only traditional Rats are coming out but the fossilized ones have been awakened.


12 posted on 01/17/2006 12:03:12 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: Man50D

This crap just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?


13 posted on 01/17/2006 12:04:01 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: Man50D
From all the links and post I've been reading, her's and the ACLU's case has a snowball's chance in hell of amounting to something. The more I read the more I've seen the Lib's ignore the facts of the case, taking advantage of the generals publics ignorance of the facts in this case. It looks like a big political ploy with the aid of the spin machine of the press.

If the wanted the case to succeed they should of filed it in the 9th Circuit Court.


14 posted on 01/17/2006 12:04:16 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: xrp
I am sure that the little flake still believes that her grand parents commies were innocent. Even if she were shown a tape of them handing over the secrets to a known KGB officer, she would still deny it. There is only one type of safe Communist, a dead one.
15 posted on 01/17/2006 12:06:07 PM PST by Sthitch
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To: Man50D

Excellent post! Thanks for putting this thread up.


16 posted on 01/17/2006 12:07:28 PM PST by Peach
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To: xrp
power grab

New buzz words.

17 posted on 01/17/2006 12:08:26 PM PST by Howlin
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To: darkwing104

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.


18 posted on 01/17/2006 12:08:40 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: Man50D

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.


19 posted on 01/17/2006 12:09:53 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia

ping


20 posted on 01/17/2006 12:10:09 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: DesScorp

The nut does not fall far from the tree either!


21 posted on 01/17/2006 12:10:10 PM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: darkwing104

They already tried once:

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/LAW/11/18/spy.court.ruling/

And I have a question: what makes her think they are "tapping" her, just who she is?


22 posted on 01/17/2006 12:10:15 PM PST by Howlin
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Rachel Meeropol
23 posted on 01/17/2006 12:11:31 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Howlin

She's worried about an intercepted call to Osama, in which she offered him hand-me-down Bomb blueprints.


24 posted on 01/17/2006 12:15:46 PM PST by dighton
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To: Man50D

The issue is never the issue, the [Communist] revolution is the issue.


25 posted on 01/17/2006 12:18:02 PM PST by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: Man50D

This is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.


26 posted on 01/17/2006 12:18:20 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Howlin

This is extremely interesting because the courts have ruled and the ACLU only gets one bite at the apple.


27 posted on 01/17/2006 12:19:20 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: Gritty
Once a Red Diaper Baby, always a Red Diaper Baby!

Nope...not always true.

David Horowitz

28 posted on 01/17/2006 12:20:08 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Man50D
In a letter they wrote to their sons, Michael and Robert Meeropol, just before they were killed, the Rosenbergs said they died, “[C]omforted in the sure knowledge that others would carry on after us.”
29 posted on 01/17/2006 12:22:19 PM PST by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: Howlin
And I have a question: what makes her think they are "tapping" her, just who she is?

Someone with a super inflated ego. She thinks she is important. She is so intelligent that the Government is afraid of her. I believe she may of have been accused of being "delusional" and "paranoid".

I call it the Barbra Streisand syndrome.


30 posted on 01/17/2006 12:23:15 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Man. That must have been some ugly stick.


31 posted on 01/17/2006 12:23:29 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Man50D
"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."

Good! I've been hoping since 9/11 that somebody in our govt was watching or listening in to these people.

32 posted on 01/17/2006 12:23:36 PM PST by penowa
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To: DesScorp
the Rosenbergs continue their family traditions....

Pity we don't continue ours... the world would be improved by giving her and her dad a jolt of Ol' Sparky.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

33 posted on 01/17/2006 12:24:51 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F
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To: Man50D

The AP reporter was probably just too incompetent to find that out.


34 posted on 01/17/2006 12:24:56 PM PST by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: hang 'em
***Kill a Commie For Mommie.***

LOL, ya beat me to it.

35 posted on 01/17/2006 12:24:57 PM PST by Condor51 (The above comment is time sensitive - don't BUG ME an hour from now.)
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To: Man50D

Ping!


36 posted on 01/17/2006 12:25:24 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: Man50D

She should be deported fortwith - away from the country she obviously hates and thence to a country she can truly enjoy - I hear North Korea is quite lovely this time of year (NOT).

Then her problems are over.


37 posted on 01/17/2006 12:26:47 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: darkwing104
Someone with a super inflated ego. She thinks she is important. She is so intelligent that the Government is afraid of her. I believe she may of have been accused of being "delusional" and "paranoid".

I call it the Barbra Streisand syndrome.

I think she has the same strand as Cindy Sheehan, though.

38 posted on 01/17/2006 12:27:56 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: Man50D
Julius’s KGB nom de guerre was "Liberal."

How fitting.

39 posted on 01/17/2006 12:30:44 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Man50D

I hate commies.


40 posted on 01/17/2006 12:32:31 PM PST by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing. (Gen. George S. Patton))
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Good Lord, they breed communists ugly these days.


41 posted on 01/17/2006 12:34:47 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Keerist, she's ugly!! At least the legal babes on our side are good looking ones like Ann Coulter and Debbie Schlussel. Damn smart women and very easy on the eyes. And yes, I'm a chauvinist pig..oink.oink.


42 posted on 01/17/2006 12:35:34 PM PST by nuke rocketeer
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To: Flightdeck

No, the reporter just realized it doesn't help his story to point out that she's the granddaughter of executed communist spies.


43 posted on 01/17/2006 12:35:43 PM PST by jess35
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Looks like Jeneane Garafola (I don't care if the stupid broad's name is misspelled)


44 posted on 01/17/2006 12:37:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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Re: Picture of Rachel Meeropol

She is as ugly as her grandmother proving, once again, that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

45 posted on 01/17/2006 12:37:41 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Sthitch
[ Even if she were shown a tape of them handing over the secrets to a known KGB officer, she would still deny it. There is only one type of safe Communist, a dead one. ]

They were thrown under the bus.. They were not alone.. Guilty true but diversions from the real hanky panky in Trumans Administration.. and FDR's too.. Scape goats.. Guilty scape goats..

46 posted on 01/17/2006 12:40:39 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Condor51

to be honest, I haven't laughed this hard in weeks! What a GREAT day this has been!
First we find out that Liberals much-vaunted "Poll" is actually a heavily front-loaded Push-Poll paid for by the After-Downing Street loon...

Then we find out that this loon wants Bush charged with Crimes Aainst Humanity because of Bush's Abstinence Program...

Then we find out the ACLU Eavesdropping Claimant is the Communist Grand-daughter of executed traitors, who frequently commuicated with Mid-East Front Groups overseas!

Then we find out that Gore lied in Yesterday's speech, while begging MoveOn for MONEY!!!!!!


47 posted on 01/17/2006 12:40:55 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: A.A. Cunningham

She looks like Ben Stein (who I love, BTW). She needs some serious eyebrow plucking.


48 posted on 01/17/2006 12:42:05 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Man50D

Guess being a traitor is a hereditary trait.


49 posted on 01/17/2006 12:45:15 PM PST by radar101
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not necessarily true. You should find Ron Radosh's book, his autobiography. I think it's called "Commies." He knew the Rosenbergs and their children and demonstrated for them. Later, he began to research them to prove their innocence and found just the opposite to be true. It was the beginning of his path to conservatism.


50 posted on 01/17/2006 12:52:11 PM PST by twigs
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