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Thread #151099   Message #3585057
Posted By: Songwronger
17-Dec-13 - 10:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Subject: RE: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Federal judge holds NSA telephone surveillance unconstitutional

A federal judge in Washington, DC on Monday declared that the National Security Agency's collection of telephone "metadata" from virtually every call made to, from or within the United States violates the Fourth Amendment, the constitutional provision protecting the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures."

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/17/cour-d17.html

No shit the spying violates the Fourth Amendment.

What gets me is that we have a president who was supposedly a "constitutional law professor." And now he's the biggest defender of NSA spying. So, either he was a really BAD professor, or he's a traitor to the constitution.