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ACLU Sues Over NSA Phone Records Program
Associated Press/ABC News ^ | June 11. 2013 | AP

Posted on 06/11/2013 1:49:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Two prominent civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over its program that reportedly collects the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union say in a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday that the program violates First Amendment rights of free speech and association. It also alleges the program violates Fourth Amendment rights to privacy.

The lawsuit additionally alleges the government's program exceeds Congress' authority.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamariggingamerika; aclu; barryinyourpocket; billofrights; cia; dod; doj; epa; fbi; hhs; hud; irs; nsa; obamariggingamerica; scotus; spying; ss; surveillance
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Right on. I agree with the ACLU for once.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 1:49:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Same here.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 1:51:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Every once in awhile, ACLU does something good for America...


3 posted on 06/11/2013 1:52:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: faithhopecharity

Purely accidental but I’ll take it.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Never forget that the ACLU was founded by communists.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 1:53:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek

Discovery could get interesting.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Yes, on a positive note, it’s kinda nice to have an issue as vital as this to see who really gives a damn about their freedom. I can’t in good conscience ever rejoin the ACLU, but at least they cherish this freedom.

(Have to qualify that—only if you’re not still in the womb).


7 posted on 06/11/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by at bay ("no warrant shall be issued except upon probable cause")
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To: MrB

Oh I haven’t forgotten.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 1:54:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

First time I have ever agreed with the ACLU !!!

Things must be getting bad in Lib land :-)


9 posted on 06/11/2013 1:55:19 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Especially considering the fact that the reporter says much more is coming.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 1:55:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What is Fienstein to do?


11 posted on 06/11/2013 1:56:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: MrB

Strange how they are getting upset over what has happened in every communist/socialist country in the world. Did they think that it wouldn’t happen here?


12 posted on 06/11/2013 1:56:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: cripplecreek

Roger that.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 1:56:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’ve repeatedly pointed out to libinlaws the historic consequences of their ideology,

and all I get is “that’s not what we support”.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 1:57:12 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

WHO chose which 130,000 Americans and 2000 al Qaeda
and Moslem Brotherhood had Code Level Access to
the info?


15 posted on 06/11/2013 1:58:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cripplecreek

How will the MSM continue to support the Obama regime? Will they ignore/downplay? There are now so many scandals in play that it’s difficult to keep track.

We actually need some kind of scorecard. When this is over even if Obama keeps the presidency...and that’s in real doubt...he will go down in history as one of the worst presidents. Maybe after he resigns...some in the press will begin to look into his very mysterious early life...it’s a hope anyway.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 2:00:29 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: MrB

Broken clock, blind hog...insert analogy here


17 posted on 06/11/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Broken clocks are correct twice a day.

But the ACLU is correct far less often than that. Politics really does make strange bedfellows.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 2:02:12 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It’s about time! This usually is a rallying cry from the left before anyone else so hopefully they will jump on board this time. Oddly enough I agree with the ACLU in this one


19 posted on 06/11/2013 2:02:57 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: wastedyears

Very true.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 2:03:01 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
I would consider forgiving NSA for domestic spying if they were to release information that will get 0bummer booted out of office and thrown in jail.
I'm sure they have it.

21 posted on 06/11/2013 2:03:29 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
But there is a huge difference - RATS like this spying because their lord and savior obozo is heading this program up.

HOYER: No comparison between Obama, Bush secret surveillance
22 posted on 06/11/2013 2:03:42 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: MrB
Never forget that the ACLU was founded by communists.

I don't think anybody will forget that, or forgive them for it. But it's like a comet that flies by the Earth once a generation or so. When it's right, it's very noticeable.

23 posted on 06/11/2013 2:05:15 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: at bay

ACLU cherishes nothing. Read carefully ~ they did not say that anyone broke the law but rather that Congress exceeded its authority. Take that as a guide to your thoughts here ~ they are resolutely unconcerned with law breaking ~ they are, as Spiro Agnew so aptly described them, the criminals lobby!


24 posted on 06/11/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red STATE Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: MrB

“Never forget that the ACLU was founded by communists.”

And that wizened up little Capo on the SCOTUS is one of them!


25 posted on 06/11/2013 2:07:16 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: MrB

They better cut their losses. Because a lot more is going to be raining down on them.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 2:07:24 PM PDT by magua
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To: NoLibZone

“What is Fienstein to do?:

Please correct your spelling in the future. It’s spelled FINESWINE!


27 posted on 06/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Dang. I gotta triple check my gut on this.

I’m agreeing with the ACLU.


28 posted on 06/11/2013 2:12:44 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
News Flash!
Blind Hog Finds Acorn!

29 posted on 06/11/2013 2:14:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: vette6387

Ain’t nothin fine about that pig.


30 posted on 06/11/2013 2:15:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrB

They want what they believe is a utopian society, but not the totalitarian government that goes along with it. Fools.


31 posted on 06/11/2013 2:18:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

My tinfoil says, the aclu will throw this fight, and thereby attempt to set up a double jeopardy claim/ fire insurance policy for their glorious leader.


32 posted on 06/11/2013 2:20:23 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: MrB

“that’s not what we support”

And they turn around and vote for the far left radicals in the Rat party.


33 posted on 06/11/2013 2:20:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: cripplecreek
the reporter says much more is coming.

I don't see that in the article. Where does your info come from?

I don't like this "more is coming" crap. Just type it up already.

34 posted on 06/11/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: wastedyears
Broken clocks are correct twice a day.

Have you ever seen a digital clock show 18:88 ?

35 posted on 06/11/2013 2:24:36 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: maggief; crosslink; penelopesire; SE Mom; thouworm

Looks like the only folks NOT filing suit are within the beltway. Guess they’re afraid they might be named as defendants!
BO is bringing us all together. Kum bye yaaaaaah!


36 posted on 06/11/2013 2:27:37 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

More coming. See this:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/glenn-greenwald-we-have-several-more-stories-to-release-on-nsa-surveillance-scandal/


37 posted on 06/11/2013 2:30:10 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: blueyon

Oddly enough I agree with the ACLU in this one

i’m trying to figure out why I am siding with, the aclu, algore, Michael moore, bob beckel.

man this is strange.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 2:30:46 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why is everyone so focused on Verizon? The leaker just happened to publicize the Verizon specific warrant... which in no way means they aren’t doing this for all the carriers.


39 posted on 06/11/2013 2:32:32 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Cosmic collisions with reality haPPen.


40 posted on 06/11/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: vette6387

There is nothing fine about her


41 posted on 06/11/2013 2:35:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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Bill of Rights - The Really Brief Version

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are summarized below.

1
Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
2

Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia.

3 No quartering of soldiers.
4 Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
5 Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy.
6 Rights of accused persons, e.g., right to a speedy and public trial.
7

Right of trial by jury in civil cases.

8 Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments.
9 Other rights of the people.
10 Powers reserved to the states.

Read the complete text of the Bill of Rights.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 2:35:38 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it is not illegal if I do it ----- ----- -----)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Durbin: FISA declassification bill dead on arrival By Carlo Muñoz - 06/11/13 01:07 PM ET

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/304751-durbin-fisa-declassification-bill-dead-on-arrival-
43 posted on 06/11/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

All for show. Aint nuthin gonna happen to these criminals. NOTHING!

If it does I will buy everyone on this site a drink!


44 posted on 06/11/2013 2:36:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Somewhere pigs are flying


45 posted on 06/11/2013 2:39:07 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

A broken clock is right twice a day. Hey, the ACLU finally hit one correct!!!


46 posted on 06/11/2013 2:42:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: austinaero

John McCain and Grahamnesty are fuming while we conservative/Libertarians side with the ACLU...maybe there is a God, whose laughing his A$$ Off about now!


47 posted on 06/11/2013 2:43:27 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: unixfox

If it does I will buy everyone on this site a drink!
*************

LOL! I am posting just in case! Make a mine a double!


48 posted on 06/11/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Izzy Dunne

No


49 posted on 06/11/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Hilarious.

It’s your move, Obama.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 2:50:47 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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