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In what has been characterized as a sharp rebuke to the federal government, last year, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston , of Northern California found that that the gag order provision ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 03:54 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
I’m thinking whistleblower Edward Snowden far better fits the profile of a latter day Paul Revere than Obama’s nomination of the fourth-amendment-eliminating NSA. Edward Snowden believed that ...
by libbyliberal
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 12:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
It's like Deja Vu all over again. First a District Court Judge, and now the President's own NSA Review Panel have come to the same efficaciously damning conclusion. As Judge Leon put it: "I have ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 01:16 PM PST with 14 Recommends
This Review Panel Report on the NSA, looks like a serious attempt to curtail and correct some rather serious problems, routinely practiced by the NSA, and the secret FISA Court that in theory, "...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST with 24 Recommends
This Review Panel Report on the NSA, looks like a serious attempt to curtail and correct some rather serious problems, routinely practiced by the NSA, and the secret FISA Court that in theory, "...
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Buried toward the bottom of the Committee report is a taser shot to the heart of the honorable John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, who in the current system makes all ...
by EliRabett
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 08:37 PM PST with 15 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 02:36 PM PST with 54 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 01:25 PM PST with 58 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 01:15 PM PST with 76 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 126 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:20 AM PST with 101 Recommends
This probably isn't what they had in mind. Maybe House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers needs to go back to Congress school to have a refresher ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 87 comments on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 01:33 PM PDT with 81 Recommends
The Brennan Center for Justice has taken on the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 12:35 PM PDT with 111 Recommends
Just one major telecommunications company refused to participate in a legally dubious NSA surveillance program in 2001. A few years later, its CEO was indicted by federal prosecutors. He was ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 95 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 238 Recommends
Keep pushing, Sen. Wyden. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has proven to be well worth listening to when it comes to the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans. Before ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 08:57 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Sen. Patrick ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 69 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM PDT with 146 Recommends
Fisa court: no telecoms company has ever challenged phone records orders Citing the "unprecedented disclosures" and the "ongoing public interest in this program", Judge Claire V Eagan on 29 August ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) had been expressing its frustration with the National Security Agency, we've found, in the few opinions that have been released as a result of ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:01 PM PDT with 95 Recommends
In response to lawsuits from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU, the government released more than a dozen previously secret legal filings and court opinions from Tuesday,
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 121 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 03:54 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
Well, apparently the NSA finds BOTH, super-handy to have in the omnipresence toolkit. No transaction apparently is TOO strong, when it comes the NSA's unquenchable NEED to KNOW ... Reports : NSA ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:43 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
I've read the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's ("FISC") recently published opinion , and I was immediately struck by one thing: It was an ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 181 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:18 AM PDT with 61 Recommends