Skip to comments.Judge: NSA phone program likely unconstitutional
Posted on 12/16/2013 5:42:11 PM PST by yldstrk
A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the information had helped to head off terrorist attacks.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/national-security-agency-phones-judge-101203.html#ixzz2ngz7Cqos
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“kind of pregnant”
Heard that (while channel surfing) on ABC with Diane Sawyer! Of course she never mentioned the judge’s name and just said he was a federal judge and a Bush appointee.
This ruling, even if upheld on appeal, will not bind the NSA. They are going to do what they want. Yes, I’m that cynical.
Bammy’s likely unConstitutional.
The idea of using the word ‘unconstitutional’ with the present administration is such a farce. They openly, covertly, and any other way, violate & ignore laws, rules, regulations in their almighty quest to flush the Founders vision of freedom from tyranny. Read the full text of our Declaration of Independence. Most of the rationale for separating from tyrannical England is precisely what Obambi (and all his Puppet Masters) are doing today.
Federal judge rulings only count agin the little people
Kudos to Judge Leon.
Same thought at title.
Post at the link explains its a just a preliminary injunction and not a definitive ruling.
So what are you going to do? Fire 3000-10000 or more info-collecting Federale bureaucrats? Lots of jobs and contractor money riding on this bloated program for spying on every American
NSA spying/data collection on just about all Americans is just another Federal jobs program. Also a bonanza for the connected contractors who propelled this mass spying forward. Follow the moolah.
Judge Leon is obviously unschooled in the finer points of fascism.
Basically, he was acknowledging realistically that constitutional questions are not resolved at his/the District Court level. It will go to the Court of Appeals, then SCOTUS.
His decision could be overturned. If not, he put the govt on notice that if he’s upheld, his decision would go into effect immediately.
We should be happy to see a judge, federal or otherwise, who ‘knows his place.’
Why spy on ALL Americans?
The depth of fear driving our 1/3 branch which co-governs with the other two is effin scary.
> U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
That’s adorable. Thanks yldstrk.
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