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  • N.S.A. Phone Surveillance Is Lawful, Federal Judge Rules

    12/27/2013 2:17:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 27, 2013 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM LIPTAK
    A federal judge in New York on Friday ruled that the National Security Agency’s program that is systematically keeping phone records of all Americans is lawful, creating a conflict among lower courts and increasing the likelihood that the issue will be resolved by the Supreme Court. In the ruling, Judge William H. Pauley III, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, granted a motion filed by the federal government to dismiss a challenge to the program brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had tried to halt the program. Judge Pauley said that...
  • ZOT!!! (Blumenthal + advice to "true conservatives" = smoldering heap)

    05/04/2004 9:46:54 AM PDT · by bumblebear · 181 replies · 654+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    ...according to a study by the University of Maryland: 57 % of those surveyed "believe that before the war Iraq was providing substantial support to al-Qaida", and 45% "believe that evidence that Iraq was supporting al-Qaida has been found". Moreover, 65% believe that "experts" have confirmed that Iraq had WMD.