Obama Administration attempts to reverse Judge’s Ruling on NSA Spying

The Liberty Beat

By: Derrick Broze

The Obama administration is taking steps to prevent judges from ruling on the constitutionality of NSA surveillance that originated under President George W. Bush. The government acknowledged the wiretapping of emails and phone calls that began in 2001 but continued to argue for state secrets privilege, stating that information was too sensitive to be disclosed. The pressure from the Obama Administration comes as a result of two California cases involving the NSA warrantless wiretapping, and a D.C. judge’s recent ruling that that NSA spying was “almost Orwellian” and probably violated the fourth amendment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/us/white-house-tries-to-prevent-judge-from-ruling-on-surveillance-efforts.html?hp&_r=1&

Originally Published December 23, 2013

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