Federal judge rules NSA data gathering on all US telephone calls unconstitutional

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Updated: 12/16/2013 10:39 pm
(NBC) - A federal judge has ruled that NSA data collection "infringes on 'that degree of privacy' that the Founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment" of the Constitution.

NBC's Pete Williams reports the judge, Richard Leon, an appointee of President George W. Bush, put his ruling on hold to allow the government to appeal.

Williams also reports, Leon wrote that the government was justifying its counterterrorism program based on a 34-year-old Supreme Court precedent that has been eclipsed by “technological advances and a cell phone-centric lifestyle heretofore inconceivable.”


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Speed - 12/16/2013 7:53 PM
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Does this mean We the People can get large groups together and sue the Federal Government for violating our Constitutional Rights?

roseanya - 12/16/2013 2:54 PM
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Thank you God for intelligent diligent judges.

dregstudios - 12/16/2013 1:38 PM
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Finally a step in the right direction to protecting civil liberties! For too long, we’ve been allowing the coming of an age where the civil liberties our forefathers fought so hard for are being eroded by the day. Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are mere ghostly images of their original intent. We’ve woken up to an Orwellian Society of Fear where anyone is at the mercy of being labeled a terrorist for standing up for rights we took for granted just over a decade ago. Read about how we’re waging war against ourselves at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html
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