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The illicit organization became notorious for its revival of the horrors of the medieval Femegerichte – secret courts – which dealt
arbitrary death sentences against Germans who revealed the activities of the 'Black Reichswehr' to the Allied Control Commission.
- The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Document showing King Henry VII sitting in the Star Chamber.
The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster
from the late 15th century until 1641. It was made up of Privy Councillors, as well as common-law judges and supplemented the activities of the
common-law and equity courts in both civil and criminal matters. The court was set up to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against prominent people,
those so powerful that ordinary courts would never convict them of their crimes. Court sessions were held in secret, with no indictments, and no
witnesses. Evidence was presented in writing. Over time it evolved into a political weapon, a symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English
monarchy and courts.
Can we please stop all the NSA bashing?
Believe it or not, the NSA is an integral part of the USA's security, and they are doing a mighty fine job in keeping us safe. Whilst Snowden has revealed a lot about their operations, much of it has been misinterpreted, either by the media or the gullible folks out there. If you think the NSA is out to get you and doing everything in its power to get to know you, you are quite simply wrong. First, the NSA focuses on foreign intelligence work, their work rarely reaches within the US borders. Second, do you have an idea of how many terrorist groups are out there? Insane individuals, fanatical religious groups, Mafia, Drug Cartels (imo the biggest enemy to our safety and well-being) and lastly cyber criminals.
Think for once, you are not and never will be the target of an investigation if you are not part of one of the above mentioned groups/individuals.
I know that many of you would love to see the NSA being disintegrated, but little do you know how often they actually saved and defended out rights, freedoms and lives.
posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 06:17 PM
originally posted by: mikegrouchy
PRISM is a secret code name for a program under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies.
wiki / PRISM (surveillance program)
PRISM has secret courts,
where the person being surveilled has zero opportunity to face their accuser, provide a defense, or even have adequate representation.
A PRISM judge could have ruled on one of us, and we would never know it.
If General Flynn was leaked on by a PRISM operation it will remain classified, and beyond open Judicial review.
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!
A police officer standing guard outside the unit where the Duchess of Cambridge is giving birth accidentally showed off a confidential briefing note in full view of hundreds of cameras.
pinterest.com / about four years ago
originally posted by: swedy13
How was that about secret courts? Sounds like rogue elements within the intelligence community.
If they weren’t behind it, they certainly had the data. Now the difference here is that FBI and CIA have direct access inside the NSA databases. So, they may be able to go directly in there and see that material there. And NSA doesn’t monitor that. They don’t even monitor their own people going into databases.
So, they don’t monitor what CIA and FBI do. And there’s no oversight or attempted oversight by any of the committees or even the FISA court. So, any way you look at it, ultimately the NSA is responsible because they are doing the collection on everybody inside the United States. Phone calls. Emails. All of that stuff.
(KTXL) Attorney Ken Rosenfeld is in the studio to talk with Mae and Simone about the latest legal cases in the media.
The “travel ban” arguments in Court were fascinating. As a legal expert, Rosenfeld is puzzled as to why the Administration is even wasting their time in the Circuit Court.
The Government has a “secret” Court that has authority to overrule the Judge in this case. The Court is known as the FISA Court and many have no idea that this Court exists. The Court has more Federal Authority than any Court and it can be argued that its authority exceeds the US Sup Ct.