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    Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    The National Security Agency is defending itself in court this week. A US District Court judge in Washington, DC heard oral arguments in a case to put an end to some of the NSA's spying activities on Monday. The case covers the NSA's bulk telephone metadata collection program and its PRISM program, which is the collection of millions of Americans' Internet data. But the case doesn't just cover the constitutionality of the programs, but also whether or not the District Court can overrule the opinions of the top-secret FISA Courts that the NSA uses to get its warrants. On Thursday, the District Court in New York will hear another case, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which also challenges the FISA Court rulings on the phone metadata collection program of millions of Verizon customers. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a third case, brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, that also challenged the collection of Verizon phone records. That case would have been the first to challenge the NSA in the nation's highest court. RT's Sam Sacks takes us through the three cases and other forms of backlash the NSA has been facing since former government contractor Edward Snowden began leaking information on NSA surveillance.


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    Welcome to our surveillance state. Apparently even the USSSC is in the pockets of the NSA. Hopefully one of these cases will reach our highest court in the land.


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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Sure. When a cop is abusive - who do you call? The cops?

    We just need to get used to it. If they can - they will.

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    Sure. When a cop is abusive - who do you call? The cops?

    We just need to get used to it. If they can - they will.

    ---- See. They made me double post.

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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA - YouTube

    Welcome to our surveillance state. Apparently even the USSSC is in the pockets of the NSA. Hopefully one of these cases will reach our highest court in the land.
    I can neither confirm or deny that NSA has the SCOTUS in their hip pockets.
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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Live it up America. You asked for this.

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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    I believe it was because it didn't go through the hoops.

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed the challenge directly with the Supreme Court, arguing that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court had “exceeded its statutory jurisdiction when it ordered production of millions of domestic telephone records that cannot plausibly be relevant to an authorized investigation.”

    The justices gave no reason for rejecting the group’s petition, but the unusual procedure of bypassing the lower courts probably played a role. Other, more conventional challenges to government surveillance programs are pending.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us...ying.html?_r=0

    That would be my guess.

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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarian View Post
    I believe it was because it didn't go through the hoops.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us...ying.html?_r=0

    That would be my guess.
    What a bunch of snobby elites.

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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I can neither confirm or deny that NSA has the SCOTUS in their hip pockets.
    SCOTUS has been suspect for some time now. Moves like this further the evidence chain.

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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA - YouTube

    Welcome to our surveillance state. Apparently even the USSSC is in the pockets of the NSA. Hopefully one of these cases will reach our highest court in the land.
    They refused to hear that case because they did not have original jurisdiction. The case does not involve ambassadors or diplomats, and a state is not a party.

    "In the pockets of the NSA." Grow up.
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    Re: Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Supreme Court refuses to hear case against NSA - YouTube

    Welcome to our surveillance state. Apparently even the USSSC is in the pockets of the NSA. Hopefully one of these cases will reach our highest court in the land.
    The Supreme Court didn't save you from the ACA, an intrusion into the life choices and freedoms of American citizens - what makes you think they'd save you from the NSA? But hey, you still have a right to abort a child and save him/her from a future under the ACA and surveillance.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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