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WashPost: FBI Surveillance Tool Is Ruled Unconstitutional

By Ellen Nakashima
March 15, 2013

San Francisco - A federal court in California has ruled that a surveillance tool widely used by the FBI to obtain information on Americans without court oversight is unconstitutional because the gag order that accompanies it violates the First Amendment.

The ruling by Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California would bar the issuance of national security letters — a form of administrative subpoena — on constitutional grounds.

The ruling on the 1986 statute has been stayed while the government weighs an appeal.


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Cool, but it won't stop 'em

cuz they're already above the law.

What would the Founders do?

Someone's going to get all

Someone's going to get all Wee-Weed up.

To be overturned

within the week.

Leges sine moribus vanae

$10 says it gets overturned

anyone wanna take me up on it? It's the last $10 I have to my name and this is a sure bet. It will be overturned for the same reason the NDAA ruling was overturned... BECAUSE VIRTUALLY EVER ATTORNEY AND JUDGE IN THE COUNTRY IS ON THE TAKE!

Find out why and how you can stop it: http://www.dailypaul.com/269892/our-justice-system-has-been-...


It really is sad that a court order is needed to point out something that is just common sense!

This is a prime example as to why the first amendment was written. Their behavior, restricting the free speech, and, to whom, these victims of this tyranny tell, seems to restrict freedom, of association, in one way!

Anyway, WE did not need a court to tell us! We just needed them to take care of defending, our rights, against such tyrannical acts!

Hope it sticks!

Fingers Crossed

At least judges are reluctant to overturn each other.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Just amazing that it took so long for someone to get honest

I find the USA sad when the FBI goes around making people that love their country the bad guys.

To not have a warrant is so Banana Republic old Latin American!

Obamma has to be stopped, its amazing how Democrats who talk about peoples rights for so long, are even with there supposed higher I.Q. happy to participate in the destruction of everyone's rights just to line up behind their mistake.

For what its worth the democraticunderground.com is paid for a far right group..(Republican) you can't say anything against Obama with out getting censored. Like most Dem's think they are for no wars and peace. But in truth the Obama admin is in the pocket of the rich elite and the democratics are helping destroy American rights

A true American believes in who ever speaks the truth.
To have to be on a team and say the other side is bad is so pre-grade school thinking

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?