Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Snowden leaks help NSA critics in government surveillance lawsuits

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Brendan Sasso
The Hill
September 22, 2013

For years, the government has successfully suppressed lawsuits by civil liberties groups challenging the constitutionality of its surveillance programs.

But the leaks by Edward Snowden have eroded the government’s key legal defense and could mean that questions over whether the National Security Agency is breaking the law will be decided in open court.

“No matter what you think of the lawfulness of these programs, I think everyone should think their legitimacy or illegitimacy is better debated in public and decided by a court,” Alex Abdo, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said.

The Justice Department has traditionally argued that groups like the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) cannot prove that they have been affected by the surveillance, and they are therefore not in a position to challenge the programs in court—a legal concept known as “standing.”

Full article here

This article was posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 6:07 am

Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

Raheem Kassam: Sh*thole London See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Germans Being Mass Brainwashed by TV to Submit to Islam See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bcPVfa76Qig https://www.youtube.com/embed/kYmTFL9nbRQ

© 2018 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.