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Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens

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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 10:40 AM
First off OOOOOO a rebuke? Sorry guys, just like the banks if the head numb nuts doesn't get to visit prison for the rest of their natural life nothing will change.

Second a secret court? Great, let's do all this under the veil of secrecy, it lead to this. Great job guys.

Only took 5 years for some "secret court" to say hey hold on a sec this isn't good. In fact this is a “very serious” constitutional issue.

U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue.

The criticism is in a lengthy secret ruling that lays bare some of the frictions between the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. intelligence agencies obligated to obtain the court’s approval for surveillance activities.

Read more here:

A rare ruling to reach the light of day? If the ruling is never known is it truly a ruling? How many of these ruling are out there with no one knowing about them?

Anyway, I'm sure NSA is super duper concerned what Judge Rosemary Blaa Blaa Blaa has to say. Shaking in their boots it bet. I would think the only people on the face of the planet to not know about the rape of the 4th amendment is Judge Rosemary Blaa Blaa Blaa and her ilk.

It is rare that such rulings see the light of day, and the lengthy unraveling of issues in the 99-page document opens a window on how the secret federal court oversees surveillance activities and seeks to curtail those that it deems overstep legal authority.

The document, signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, said the court had learned in a notice filed Oct. 26, 2016, that National Security Agency analysts had been conducting prohibited queries of databases “with much greater frequency than had previously been disclosed to the court.”

It is a good story and worth a look. It is a pitiful and dangerous way to run our country, Oh do you feel safer?
edit on 27-5-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 10:55 AM
Enh....didn't take five years, actually. Every couple of years something comes out about the FISA court saying that the intelligence community is doing something wrong.

The ruling leaves a loophole open (though to be fair, sometimes those loopholes are incredibly narrow) and the IC abuses the loophole to get around the ruling and continue doing what they're doing.

Nothing new about this at all, pretty standard practice.

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 10:57 AM
a reply to: Shamrock6

Says something about checks and balances. NSA has none and will do what that ever that secret org wants to do, period.

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 11:29 AM
Despicable. Assemble the minions.

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 11:32 AM
A, that'll teach em.
Business as usual I'm sure

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:11 PM
a reply to: vonclod

Yea nothing like a 2 syllable word to correct the possibility of 300,000,000 + million people's 4th amendment rights being violated for 5 years. Sounds about right.

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:45 PM
I say let's give those responsible 5 years
for each of the 300,000,000 counts
1.5 billion years in jail would wipe the rebuked
smile off the NSA's face .

posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:30 PM
a reply to: UnderKingsPeak


posted on May, 28 2017 @ 08:55 AM
Err,arn't secret courts well, supposed to be secret? How can they be secret if they issue their findings every 2 years?

posted on May, 28 2017 @ 09:05 AM
Occurs the secret court will say that nothing is been done wrong and nothing is bad, everything is good, nothing to see here.

Because you know they are secret and secret things will never be known.

Right? I am right?

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