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    Minister of Love Roger Mexico's Avatar
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    NSA scandal headed for the courts

    In case you missed it, a federal circuit judge has ruled in favor of plaintiffs alleging the PRISM program is unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling on the assumption the government is going to appeal--basically kicking the case to a higher court given the profile of the issue.

    Obama doesn't want this to happen, and is trying to quash the possibility of a public hearing in regular civilian courts, arguing that national security interests should prevent such public discussion of the NSA's operations:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...-surveillance/

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    And that came crashing down.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/27/justic...ing/index.html

    Washington (CNN) -- The National Security Agency notched a much-needed win in court Friday after a series of setbacks over the legality and even the usefulness of its massive data collection program.

    A federal judge in New York ruled the NSA's bulk collection of data on nearly every phone call made in the United States was legal.

    The ruling contrasts with another ruling last week by a federal judge in Washington, who called the same program "almost Orwellian" and likely unconstitutional.
    I'm quite disgusted with how this is developing.

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    Well I guess we now know which judge is on the take and which isn't.

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    red herring theatrics. problem solved. business as usual.

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