Skip to comments.Lavabit (email service) owner fears arrest for non-compliance after secret surveillance order
Posted on 08/18/2013 4:37:52 AM PDT by Libloather
The owner of the encrypted email service used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he could face criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret federal court order issued last week.
Ladar Levison abruptly shut down his company, Lavabit LLC, last week to avoid being forced to hand over customers personal information and communications.
James Trump, a senior litigation counsel at the US attorneys office in Alexandria, Virginia, contacted Levinsons lawyer on August 8 - the day Levinson ended Lavabits services, NBC News reported. The attorney was told that Levison had violated the court order, leading to speculation that he may be charged with contempt of court.
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Secret courts and secret police are not American. They are the institutions of oppression, used by the Soviets, the Nazis, and every other dictator in history.
In May, 0bama disbanded his national intelligence IPAB. PIAM. Whatever. WHO is running national intelligence? Clapper the Muslim? Jarrett, the Shirazi? The MB? The IRGC?
It's a new addition to "you better buy or else".
In February 1945, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested for writing derogatory comments in private letters to a friend about the conduct of the war by Joseph Stalin.
He was accused of anti-Soviet propaganda and “founding a hostile organization” under Article 58 paragraph 10 and 11 of the Soviet criminal code.
Solzhenitsyn was taken to the Lubyanka prison in Moscow, where he was interrogated.
On 7 July 1945, he was sentenced in his absence by Special Council of the NKVD to an eight-year term in a labor camp.
The 16th amendment, allowing the federal government to collect income taxes, passed in 1909. This gave tremendous power to the federal government that was never intended by the founders.
The 17th amendment, allowing direct election of senators, was passed in 1912. It eroded states rights.
When the progressives found that they could amend the constitution to prohibit alcohol consumption (even though it was later repealed), they knew they were off to the races. If you can get an amendment to alter people's behavior to that extent, you can do anything.
Later amendments to allow women the vote, and to extend the vote to 18 year olds brought two huge voting blocks into play who would be easy for progressives to manipulate.
You can blame Bush if you want, but this trend started over a century ago. The blame goes all the way back to Woodrow Wilson, democrat, racist, progressive.
Under a legal amendment process, Americans have morphed their representative republic into a mobocracy. Empires rise and fall, see Rome. I figure we are at about 230 AD and heading fast for a fall.
They are now, compliments of the Kenyan and the political mobsters, namely the Democrat Party and the GOPe.....................
I am with you, I am disgusted by what America has become
Whittaker Chambers said the same thing in Witness, that in any town at any time you could be disappeared
I’ve had a security clearance continually since I was 18 years old - 45 years. In no instance where I was made privy to an official secret with a validated need to know did I do so without having been first required to sign an agreement beforehand which stipulated the requirements and penalties - and the term for which I was responsible for this.
The government cannot walk up to you, tell you something ‘super secret’ and then ‘threaten punishment’.
They have to brief you beforehand get your signature on something that acknowledges you know what’s what. Legally, that is. If they are operating outside the law like this then they are traitors, our enemy.
If they did this to me and I had not signed anything I’d tell them “f@ck you”. I don’t care if there is a Patriot Act, or if there is a FISA court - they can take me to Guantanamo or wherever then, but I won’t comply.
The administration is demonstrating the reasons for the Bill of Rights and the Constitution
You won’t get to go to Gitmo...
You’ll go to one of these facilities:
You realize the irony and stupidity of that cartoon is that it’s impossible to use information against you if it’s hidden from the court.
You do NOT have the right to remain silent, we can compel testimony on any subject at any time of our choosing.
You do NOT have the right to view any government documents pertaining to your case
You do NOT have the right to view any documents pertaining to the legitimate standing of any elected or appointed official...
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I dont add you to the list...
According to an old soviet refugee friend of mine, anyone who noticed they were not around was told "He went on a long trip."...
Patriot Act, Patriot Act II and Sister Act.
All your constitutional rights are voided.
Anyone else still defend this monstrosity as “But, it’s for the children! You want to keep children safe don’t you?”
Anonymous loves homosexuals. They will not go after Odinga out of sisterhood.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
My reply is thus:
"Yes. I want to keep children safe. I want them never to know detention centers, re-education camps, or the moral wasteland that Leftists like YOU have created everywhere you've been in charge."
RE: Item D.
Search warrant? What the Hell do they THAT for?
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