Supreme Court Declines to Stop NSA Surveillance

The high court rejected a privacy group petition for a review of the programs

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The U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene to stop the National Security Agency’s domestic telephone surveillance program — for now.

The justices turned away an appeal from a privacy group without comment on Monday, declining to review the group’s assertion that the FISA court, the secret federal court that oversees NSA activities, illegally authorized domestic surveillance programs, CNN reports. In an unusual step, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed its appeal directly with the high court, arguing the “exceptional ramifications” of the NSA’s activities warranted immediate supreme court review.

Mass surveillance programs in the United States have come under growing scrutiny since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked a trove of documents revealing vast and secret monitoring of Americans’ communications.

[CNN]

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techsurround
techsurround

NSA spying is also approved by U.S. Secret court with some limitation. 

The Judge was Mr.John Bate who let the NSA to keep carry on with some minor limitations for which complete doc of 117-pages will be released on Monday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the wake of suits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Read Complete Article at http://wirews.com/nsa-spying-approved-by-secret-u-s-court/

EttoreGreco
EttoreGreco

All this should be viewed in a larger context to prevent what is already on the horizon. Indiscriminate monitoring everywhere did not happen with Obama but with George W. Bush, the author of 9/11. The NSA intercepting everyone (even the Pope) was never meant to protect the United States from terrorist attacks. Those few who still believe in the story of Osama Bin Laden will find difficult to realize it but what is been revealed is only part of what is already in store for the next big surprise. Since George H. Bush was CIA director, the US secret State agencies had played a double role to finally get to where we are today when every person is constantly monitored by NSA and other agencies not to report information to the US Government but to feed with all data the embryo of a new superpower. A group of Zionists, like a hidden parallel government, with George Bush still today at the head of secret services in the US, UK and Israel, is the destabilizing force behind most terror events and with classified information at disposal and a private army is plotting what now would seem unthinkable to many. The spokesman for this group in the US Congress is John Mc Cain who reports the given orders weighing on the US administration. The aimed targets for this group are a War of Religion and chaos everywhere so that desperate people will soon invoke a New World Order without even knowing what that is.

There is only one Solution to this planned chain of events.

http://www.wavevolution.org

ToddWest
ToddWest

Well OF COURSE NOT!  The government will never in this day and time stop its own criminal activities, and anyone who believes the "Supreme Court" is not fully in league with the massive criminal organization you are calling your "government", does not live in the real world.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@ToddWest Let's examine the "real world" in which YOU live for a moment and see how it stacks up.

  • In your world, no one is ever hurt by terrorists.
  • In your world no one has secrets.
  • In your world there are no weapons of mass destruction the size of a suitcase that can level a city.
  • In your world, no one has an agenda of violence and hate and death against those with whom they disagree.
  • In your world, the government is selected by a cabal of unseen powers who only want to enslave you.

In your world, everyone is paranoid, but personally responsible, so they're all fine when it turns out that your world isn't the world the rest of us live in and you get to scrape pieces of what were once people off the sides of what were once buildings.

So, exactly HOW have YOU been hurt by the NSA's programs?  I mean, aside from feeding the delusions and paranoia you seem to be living with?  It seems to me that unless YOU are plotting to rise up against the government we, the people elect, or plan on going on a violent spree to protest facts not in evidence in THIS world, you don't have a damn thing to worry about.

On the other hand, posting stuff like you did just put you on the watch list.  Or didn't you know that?

Sleep well...  And that clicking noise in your cell phone actually IS the NSA bugging you...