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ACLU Sues White House Over NSA Surveilance [Pic+]

This is how an effective pushback begins...

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McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:42:57 AM
Funny, when the wiretaps were under Bush,no one said a word.


Ummmm where the hell were you?? Plenty of people said something.

I'll leave you guys this gem....
"“I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining the Constitution and our freedom. That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing but protest a misguided war.” -- Obama 2007

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Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1852 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:35:26 PM
Funny, when the wiretaps were under Bush,no one said a word. Hmmmm. Except Glenn Beck who announced it as a nazi plot.

PinkHomicide
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 345 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:10:53 PM
*foundation for a claim.

PinkHomicide
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 345 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:09:59 PM
I'm not particularly up and up on politics or law, but if the ACLU can sue the NSA why couldn`t AT&T and verizon customers file a class action against the NSA or even their phone providers. I just looked through AT&T`s & verizon`s privacy policy, the only mention of 3rd party sharing of information that relates to gov`t/state:

We may provide Personal Information to non-AT&T companies or other third parties for purposes such as:

Complying with court orders and other legal process;

Verizon was a little more thorough
to comply with valid legal process including subpoenas, court orders or search warrants, and as otherwise authorized by law

If blanket warrants are unconstitutional, and if ATT and verizon put the law into action by using ambiguous statements in their contract ("other legal processes, otherwise authorized by law") which directly affected their customers, wouldn`t that at least be a viable foundation for a cl

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2485 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:47:02 PM
cont.

It seems that a lot of other politicans here and there in the US have the same attitude of 'Illegal? So what?... things are only illegal if you`re a member of the public, not government and can ignore laws at will`.

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