Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the difference between Snowden and Binney/Cline were that Binney/Cline just blew the whistle.. therefore there weren't any hard documents and without those documents, no cases could be filed in court because of a lack of "standing."
All goes back to state-secrets. How do you know if they're spying on YOU? Just because someone said so doesn't do anything in court.
Snowden had DOCUMENTED proof which he turned over. Which is why lawsuits were filed almost immediately. And that is what made him different.
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