Justice Department Fights Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding Unconstitutional Surveillance

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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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Yeah, I saw that article as well and found it distasteful. A few words of reassurance isn't enough when what is being alleged has got not just US citizens upset but the citizens and government officials in other countries as well. A more eloquent variant of "it's all good--no worries!!" isn't going to suffice and attempting to track down the ones who leaked it just makes it look even more unsavory. Even more so when senators of the same political party as Obama are calling into question his remarks about how there is proper oversight and checks and balances on it all. It's not even just one senator--it's multiple. Wyden, Udall, Durbin, Merkley--all of whom are Dems--have called those remarks into question. Sen. Rand Paul (R) has apparently introduced a bill that is intended to stop NSA surveillance on US Citizens through a reaffirmation of the Fourth Amendment stating that the 4A cannot be misconstrued by any agency to allow an unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant based on probable cause though I thought that was implied by the 4A, itself.

Quotes from various senators: www.nytimes.com...
Merkley on Obama's response: livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com...
Sen. Rand Paul's Bill story: news.yahoo.com...






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