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Did you know John Roberts is also chief justice of the NSA’s surveillance state?

Chief justice of the United States is a pretty big job. You lead the Supreme Court conferences where cases are discussed and voted on. You preside over oral arguments. When in the majority, you decide who writes the opinion. You get a cool robe that you can decorate with awesome gold stripes.
Oh, and one more thing: You have exclusive, unaccountable, lifetime power to shape the surveillance state.

Chief Justice John Roberts decides who watches the spies. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)
To use its surveillance powers — tapping phones or reading e-mails — the federal government must ask permission of the court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. A FISA judge can deny the request or force the government to limit the scope of its investigation. It’s the only plausible check in the system. Whether it actually checks government surveillance power or acts as a rubber stamp is up to whichever FISA judge presides that day.
The 11 FISA judges, chosen from throughout the federal bench for seven-year terms, are all appointed by the chief justice. In fact, every FISA judge currently serving was appointed by Roberts, who will continue making such appointments until he retires or dies. FISA judges don’t need confirmation — by Congress or anyone else.
No other part of U.S. law works this way. The chief justice can’t choose the judges who rule on health law, or preside over labor cases, or decide software patents. But when it comes to surveillance, the composition of the bench is entirely in his hands, and, as a result, so is the extent to which the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation can spy on citizens.

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A solid case fort impeachment.

He needs to go to jail for breaking the supreme law of the land.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

May John Robert rot in Hell for his mortal sins.

Repentance is the way out.

Free includes debt-free!

Great Article, Just one question....

....Does Roberts appoint actual kangaroos to preside over these courts, or just sell-outs who run them that way?

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

The FISA courts job is akin,

The FISA courts job is akin, to deciding on any given day, dependant on who is in attendance to grant the authority, akin to, deciding whether it is legal or illegal for someone to kill someone without cause, just because

Sentationalist, you betcha, possible, you betcha.....guess what else is those things, the constant reminder of the imminent threat of terrorism that can happen who knows where, and who knows who, thus creating the "terror" aspect, and by chance making people more maneable to the "suggestings" made by those who claim to want to "fix" the problem

It is frightening that one person has so much power.

Thanks for posting this important information.

particularly if there is any blackmail involved as some suspect.


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