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The Judge and the NSA
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 12/17/2013 7:48:08 PM

Federal Judge Richard Leon has become a sudden political celebrity after his remarkable opinion holding that antiterror surveillance is unconstitutional and, even more remarkably, enjoining the entire program. If only his legal reasoning were as compelling as his new repute. Klayman v. Obama was filed in the D.C. district court in the backwash of the Edward Snowden disclosures and claims that the National Security Agency´s bulk collection of telephone records violates the Fourth Amendment´s ban on unreasonable searches. Judge Leon´s 68-page opinion stays his injunction pending appeal. The largest flaw is that the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/18/2013 12:44:03 AM     (No. 9658157)

Just another hotshot sideline lawyer arguing the "penumbra and nuance" of law instead of referencing common sense, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers´ writings.

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