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  •  It looks like the factors combine (10+ / 0-)

    into an especially tight case.

    That the program and the leaked document have been officially acknowledged, that there is such a huge gap between the Verizon order and the plain language of the law, that the order very specifically says it is for entirely within the U.S. communications, that the ACLU itself is a Verizon Business customer.

    It all fits together very nicely.

    •  King State Secrets sez otherwise. (3+ / 0-)

      He who would trade liberty for security deserves great customer service.

      by Publius2008 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:23:14 PM PDT

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      •  State Secrets Privilege (0+ / 0-)

        Like the notion of corporate personhood, the State Secrets Privilege arose from a gross error in a Supreme Court case. In United States v. Reynolds, the evidence wouldn't have revealed any state secrets, but it would have revealed records of problems with the aircraft that crashed. The government lied to cover it up.
        Maybe the ACLU can challenge the State Secrets Privilege as well.

        +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

        by cybersaur on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:23:00 PM PDT

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