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NSA, Obama Sued Over Domestic Surveillance Program

Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes | about a year ago

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Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "A group of people, including a former federal prosecutor and the parents of a Navy SEAL sniper killed in action, have filed a class-action law suit against the National Security Agency, Verizon and President Obama over the NSA’s collection of cell phone data. The suit says the order that enabled the surveillance program is “the broadest surveillance order to ever have been issued” and enables indiscriminate collection of data.

The suit, filed this week in federal court in Washington, D.C., also names Roger Vinson, the judge who signed the Verizon order, as a defendant, along with Attorney General Eric Holder and NSA Director Keith Alexander. The plaintiffs say that the NSA’s surveillance program violates the Constitution and unfairly and unnecessarily infringes on citizens’ privacy. The classified order directs Verizon to hand over all of the so-called metadata for calls on its network to the NSA. The metadata includes the originating and terminating phone numbers along with details of the call, but not the contents of the call.

“The order, issued and signed by Judge Roger Vinson, violates the U.S. Constitution and also federal laws, including, but not limited to, the outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens.”"

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AWESOME!! (1)

TechNit (448230) | about a year ago | (#43975489)

I like this group of people!

Sigh (1)

Sudo Bash (2948559) | about a year ago | (#43976563)

How quickly we forget that the USA harbors our own President Bush Jr, who has been charged with crimes against humanity for torture and other war crimes. That never worked and yet we think this is going to work, good luck! http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/feb/06/george-bush-trip-to-switzerland [guardian.co.uk] http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/11/canada-arrest-george-bush/ [veteranstoday.com] http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread652446/pg1 [abovetopsecret.com] http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65810.html [politico.com]

Re:Sigh (1)

Sudo Bash (2948559) | about a year ago | (#43976591)

"Nobody – from those who administered the practices to those at the top of the chain of command – is under a shield of absolute immunity for the practices of secret detention, extraordinary rendition and torture," said Martin Scheinin, UN special rapporteur on human rights and professor of public international law at the European University Institute. "Legally this case is quite clear. Bush does not enjoy immunity as a former head of state, and he has command responsibility for the decisions that were taken." What ever happened to that?

Both Obama and Bush should be jailed !! (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year ago | (#43980929)

As an American I am sick and tired of what has transpired for the past several decades

I am so sick of what has transpired that I moved out of USA, the country that I love so much

I still love my country, it's just that I couldn't stand the government no more

The government of the United States is in no way resemble the one envisioned by the founding fathers

I was in Dallas, Texas when the Waco incident happened, and I listened in to the called-in show over the radio, day and night I tuned into that radio station listening in to what people had to say

And that tragic end had absolutely hocked me - and I still can remember how they cover up the whole thing, with Clinton giving a speech blaming the death of the children to the cult members, not the ATF stormtroopers

After Clinton it was Bush Junior with his "Iraq got WMD" lies

And then we got Obama

Can someone please wake me up from this unending nightmare ??

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