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US government invokes special privilege to stop scrutiny of data mining
guardian.co.uk, ^ | Friday 7 June 2013 | Ed Pilkington

Posted on 06/10/2013 2:55:00 PM PDT by Sheapdog

Edited on 06/10/2013 3:04:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Obama administration is invoking an obscure legal privilege to avoid judicial scrutiny of its secret collection of the communications of potentially millions of Americans.

Civil liberties lawyers trying to hold the administration to account through the courts for its surveillance of phone calls and emails of American citizens have been repeatedly stymied by the government's recourse to the "military and state secrets privilege".


(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: corruption; coverup; holder; security

1 posted on 06/10/2013 2:55:00 PM PDT by Sheapdog
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To: Sheapdog

Let the impeachment begin.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 2:58:07 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Sheapdog

Well don’t anyone finding out the Dems are using the NSA Data to win elections


4 posted on 06/10/2013 2:58:29 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Sheapdog

That may only be good against foreign enemies. In this case, WE are the enemy.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 2:58:34 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Sheapdog

Disclosure threatens the budgets.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 2:58:56 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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7 posted on 06/10/2013 2:59:01 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sheapdog

Tr@nsp@rent my @$$.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 3:00:10 PM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: Sheapdog

There should be a state secrets privilege. But invoking it should never be allowed unless the government also automatically loses the case at law, so that the only matter to be decided is the remedy the court will impose.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: Sheapdog

This would be called “Doubling Down”

And considering the number of scandals that have come to light recently and how this administration is handling them, it fits perfectly with the utterly failed “Martingale Strategy”.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 3:04:55 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Sheapdog

FUBO!!


11 posted on 06/10/2013 3:05:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sheapdog

“The Obama administration is invoking an obscure legal privilege to avoid judicial scrutiny of its secret collection of the communications of potentially millions of Americans.”

Let’s get real. Obama is only worried about WON person being scrutinized by the judicary. His records are probably right there, too.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 3:09:51 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sheapdog

No BC? Congress cashes checks and visits its brothels
.
Treason? Congress cashes checks and visits its brothels.

More murdered?
Congress cashes checks and visits its brothels.

More al Qaeda weaponized?
Congress cashes checks and visits its brothels.

IRS abuse?
Congress cashes checks and visits its brothels.

Americans abused?
Congress cashes checks and visits its brothels.

YES to all, and the Congress had better get it together
because the People have had it with Congressional
KIDDIE brothels, and their fondness for Islam,
and their LIES, and discrimination against Americans,
and their rules, which are ONLY for OTHERS.


13 posted on 06/10/2013 3:14:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sheapdog

Seriously, this is only going to make it worse for Zero.


14 posted on 06/10/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Sheapdog

How about the American people invoke a special privilege called the Fourth Amendment to stop the government from data mining everything we do.

This has to stop. If they are allowed to get away with this we are all slaves.


15 posted on 06/10/2013 3:19:21 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: maggief; penelopesire; holdonnow

It’s endless. .


16 posted on 06/10/2013 3:22:51 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war cyombat vetp)
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To: Sheapdog

State Secrets?

We’ve become the Soviet Union.


17 posted on 06/10/2013 3:23:34 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (TSARNAEVs escaped PRISM. Can you?)
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To: Sheapdog

The gubbmint steals our banking info, and the chi-coms can hack the gubbmint anytime they want. Yep, gonna cancel that Identity theft company tomorrow.

Yep


18 posted on 06/10/2013 3:40:29 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Sheapdog

The Obama administration is totally insane.


19 posted on 06/10/2013 3:41:04 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

I think we are past the Fourth being treated as a right, you might want to come up a couple in the Amendments.


20 posted on 06/10/2013 3:44:10 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: Sheapdog

FUBO!!!!


21 posted on 06/10/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sheapdog

There is no place under our Constitution for state secrets. Our government is our most dangerous enemy.


22 posted on 06/10/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Diogenesis
because the People have had it with Congressional KIDDIE brothels

You mean the Senate Intern Program ?

23 posted on 06/10/2013 4:30:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Sheapdog
We could solve all our problems if we just had 'this guy'.


24 posted on 06/10/2013 4:33:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2
Instead we have this guy :-(

25 posted on 06/10/2013 6:35:48 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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