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  •  I wonder whether the Supes would dare (2+ / 0-)
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    vzfk3s, Odysseus

    I wonder whether the Supreme Court justices would dare to upend this massive (illegal) power center.  Requiring a warrant for every search, even online, is what the 4th Amendment demands, but right now the NSA et al. are scooping everything.

    I'd put good money on some truly sinister threats coming from some pretty dark places if the Supes did so much as consider undoing this power.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 05:45:00 PM PDT

    •  Problem is this is not all that new. (0+ / 0-)

      There has always been a way to rule politics with inside information. E.J. Hoover made it an art form.

      The problem is after 45 years things have gotten even more advanced.

      Don't want to be recorded in a meeting, better leave Your cell phone in the car, and no I am not kidding.

      •  Per Orwell, (1+ / 0-)
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        vzfk3s

        at some point you've passed the point of no return, and there's no going back.

        I get the sick feeling we're at the same point with 4th Amendment rights as we are with climate change.

        Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

        by Simplify on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 06:03:59 PM PDT

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