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  •  Never seen a court-ordered Fishing License (4+ / 0-)
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    Upper West, Puffin, aitchdee, sviscusi

    Odd that what Snowden leaked was an ACTUAL court-order.  The official legal document was leaked.  Not an opinion, memo, policy decision or anything, but a formal authoritative document duly signed by the proper office-holder with jurisdiction and authority under the US Code.

    ....about a program we now know had been briefed to Congress for years, whether or not they chose to attend the hearings....

    Strange that I don't recall those details under Bush.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 08:05:59 AM PDT

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    •  Look it up then. (5+ / 0-)
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      Odd that what Snowden leaked was an ACTUAL court-order.
      I didn't say it wasn't.  I said it wasn't a W-A-R-R-A-N-T. It's in the fourth amendment, look it up: No warrant shall issue without probable cause.

      There is no probable cause to search the phone records of every Verizon customer.  Therefore it's an extraconstitutional workaround to thwart the fourth amendment.  Along with similar orders going to every other telecom, it's a permission slip to troll through private records of every American who used a telephone.

      A fishing license.

      What are you doing to fight the dangerous and counterproductive error of treating dirtbag terrorist criminals as though they were comic book supervillains? I can't believe we still have to argue this shit, let alone on Daily Kos.

      by happymisanthropy on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 08:15:49 AM PDT

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      •  Your problem is with the statute then -- (1+ / 0-)
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        If it's unconstitutional it should be repealed or found so by the Supreme Court.

        Of course, that's not likely if the R's take back the Senate because, inter alia, Dems who become one-issue voters on the NSA matter stay home.

        The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

        by Upper West on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 10:45:12 AM PDT

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        •  The law does not say (1+ / 0-)
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          "get every single phone record."  It says they can get business records relevant to terrorism investigations.  This is way beyond what the statute was intended to implement.

          What are you doing to fight the dangerous and counterproductive error of treating dirtbag terrorist criminals as though they were comic book supervillains? I can't believe we still have to argue this shit, let alone on Daily Kos.

          by happymisanthropy on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:19:32 AM PDT

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