Saturday Reading

Edward Snowden has been vindicated.

American Gestapo

American Gestapo

This week marks the first time that a court – a real court, not a sick joke of a kangaroo tribunal like the FISA court, which approves every government request and never hears from opponents – has ruled on the legality of one of the NSA’s spying programs against the American people.

Verdict: privacy 1, police state 0.

Yet the police state goes on. Which is what happens in, you know, a police state. The pigs always win.

A unanimous three-judge ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, states unequivocally that the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the USA Patriot Act is fatally flawed. Specifically, it says, Congress never intended for Section 215 to authorize the bulk interception and storage of telephony metadata of domestic phone calls: the calling number, the number called, the length of the call, the locations of both parties, and so on. In fact, the court noted, Congress never knew what the NSA was up to before Snowden spilled the beans.

On the surface, this is good news.

Ted Rall @ SMIRKING CHIMP

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12 Responses to Saturday Reading

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Law? What law?

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Tories won. * sigh *

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Sunny and sun well over the yardarm.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Another quiet party @ the house to the west.

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  5. Den says:

    Busy, busy all day, chasing around for a radio for the truck, another junkyard find bogus but did find a close to original as it gets model for $40 that works from a local auto-stereo guy, so all is well. Bueno brewskis, large burrito and more brewskis later, here vagranting @ DWF cuz all my friends left me and so did the dog. Oh wait, I don’t have any friends, nope that’s wrong, I don’t have a dog, that’s it.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Mother’s day tomorrow.

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  7. Den says:

    Free donuts for participating Mothers tomorrow.

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