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  •  Which begs the obvious question (14+ / 0-)

    Since it is expressly forbidden by law at present for a recipient of an NSL to disclose it publicly (pending the outcome of this and other suits that challenge the constitutionality of NSLs as well as the gag order than comes with them), we can't know at this time if the owner of a certain well-known left-leaning political blog that rhymes with GrailyFloss has ever received one (or more), let alone what their response was. It's hard for me to believe that more than a few weren't issued, to determine the identity of various members.

    Of course, I'm just speculating, and if this is a forbidden comment then so be it, but given that tens if not hundreds of thousands have been issued, it makes every sense that this has happened more than once. I'm sick of having to dance around certain topics because there's not yet a smoking gun.

    Gotta wonder, though, can someone who has not received an NSL state that they have not received one? I don't see why not. I haven't gotten one. Did I just commit a felony by saying so? But if so, then anyone who is likely to have gotten one (which I am not) who doesn't say that they haven't gotten one, probably got one, but isn't allowed to say so.

    Crickets...the dog that didn't bark...hint, hint...

    In case I'm banned or hauled off to SuperMax for this comment, it was nice knowing y'all! (Well, most of you, at least.)

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 03:01:07 PM PDT

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