Another Corrupt, Unconstitutional US Judge Rules in Favor of the NSA

21st Century Wire says…

The infection in America’s judicial system continues, as judges work to ‘customize’ Americans’ rights – all in the name of ‘National Security’.

The latest in a long line of corrupt anti-American judges who seek to rule against the US Constitution and Bill of Rights…

The shame United States federal government under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama rolls on, and with the help of a string of willing unconstitutional federal judges, it has successfully implementing its new culture of paranoia – including secret courts, secret police, torture, rendition, lying to congress, and a war on whistleblowers. The ineptitude of the Department of Justice, also with a lack of constitutional backbone by judges have transferred an an unprecedented level of invasive power over to unaccountable back-budget agencies like the NSA and the DHS.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III (photo, left), ‘ruled’ that the domestic collection program is legal.

The Washington Post reports this morning that Pauley’s action came after “a Dec. 16 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that granted a request for an injunction and blocked the collection of the phone data for conservative legal activist Larry Klayman and a co-plaintiff.and rejected a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed an appeal Thursday.”

Watch Klayman in a recent MSNBC segment where ultra-liberal host Don Lemon cut off his mic in order to keep Klayman’s efforts from reaching an American audience…


By contrast, pro-American Judge Leon described the NSA’s digital Stasi as “almost-Orwellian technology” allowing federal thugs to collect, store and analyze phone metadata is “unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979” and is “at best, the stuff of science fiction,” Leon wrote.

Judge Pauley’s attack against America’s Bill of Rights came after another deadly blow to the Fourth Amendment earlier in the week by fellow anti-American US District Judge Edward Korman from New York who ruled that US border officials do not need any reasonable suspicion to search a person’s personal items or electronic devices – within 100 miles of a US border.

According the ACLU’s Catherine Crump, “We’re disappointed in (Korman’s) decision, which allows the government to conduct intrusive searches of Americans’ laptops and other electronics at the border without any suspicion that those devices contain evidence of wrongdoing.” 

Suspicionless searches of devices containing vast amounts of personal information cannot meet the standard set by the Fourth Amendment… Unfortunately, these searches are part of a broader pattern of aggressive government surveillance that collects information on too many innocent people, under lax standards, and without adequate oversight.

Read more from the Washington Post here:

Ruling against NSA collection of phone data is appealed

Sari Horwitz
Washington Post

The Justice Department on Friday appealed the ruling of a federal judge who said the National Security Agency’s massive collection of domestic telephone data was almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Justice Department’s filing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit follows a Dec. 16 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that granted a request for an injunction and blocked the collection of the phone data for conservative legal activist Larry Klayman and a co-plaintiff.

Leon, who was nominated by President George W. Bush and appointed to the bench in 2002, stayed his decision to allow the Justice Department time to appeal. But in a strongly worded opinion, he rejected the government’s arguments that the program is legal.

The “almost-Orwellian technology” that allows the government to collect, store and analyze phone metadata is “unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979” and is “at best, the stuff of science fiction,” Leon wrote.

In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy in records of their calls that are held by phone companies, and the court said that a warrant to collect them is not required.

In a separate case, less than two weeks after Leon’s ruling, a federal judge in New York found just the opposite. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that the domestic collection program was legal and rejected a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed an appeal Thursday.

If the constitutionality of the NSA program divides the federal appeals courts, it is likely the Supreme Court will decide the issue.

Along with its appeal, the Obama administration on Friday revealed that the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court renewed an order allowing the NSA’s domestic phone record collection.

In a statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said that Leon’s ruling was the “lone contrary decision” and cited several rulings that sided with the administration, including the Dec. 27 ruling by Pauley.

“It is the administration’s view, consistent with the recent holdings of the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and Southern District of California, as well as the findings of 15 judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on 36 separate occasions over the past seven years, that the telephony metadata collection program is lawful,” the ODNI statement said.

READ MORE ON ILLEGAL NSA SPYING AT: 21st Century Wire NSA File

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/IAmDeepSpace Deep Space

    William H. Pauley III makes We The People’s Public Kill List
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  • Kathleen Crisp Krone

    Most people do use cell phones as their main phones now, So In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy in records of their calls that are held by phone companies, and the court said that a warrant to collect them is not required. So when I start collecting their personal info and phone calls just because I want means I do not need a warrant, just cause and they should not expect privacy. OK

  • Beerman309
  • RJ O’Guillory

    ..what a hit piece..these “Journalist & Commentators”…should be charged with treason for aiding and abetting these fascist traitors..convict them and hang them…starting with that snot-nosed little host….then move on to that pig Jeff Toobin

    RJ O’Guillory
    Author-
    Webster Groves – The Life of an Insane Family

  • Diana Petersen

    Cell phones use the public airways to transmit a conversation from one phone to the next. There is no way you can claim complete privacy because all that you do is a matter of public activity. Besides, who the hell cares if they look, are you doing something you don’t want them to see? Behave yourself and it won’t matter who is looking over your shoulder.

    • Uncle_Meat

      Wrong perspective. It’s about who has the right. You are giving yours up. You really trust these criminals, fool? What is legal today can be illegal tomorrow. The associations you make today can be forbidden tomorrow. Are you aware of all laws? No one is because there are so many. You may be breaking the law today and not know it. Your mere profile can be used to arrest you. It’s like you are on the toilet and someone comes in and starts to video record you. Will you mind? Do you have anything to hide? Are you doing anything wrong? You are having a private conversation on your phone but you are being recorded. Do you mind? You are giving up all this info like a slave or a prisoner. One day their is a knock on your door. You lose. Wake the fuck up and be an American and stand up for your God given rights. What a disappointment you are!

    • Freespirit

      If you don’t care about your privacy THAT is your RIGHT but likewise it is MY RIGHT to keep my privacy. Laws don’t hurt you, only people like me who want our privacy.

      The answer is, simple, we don’t need the laws because you can always phone or write to inform the government you are open for being spied upon and I will not have to inform them because I don’t want to be spied upon and there is no law forcing me , OR you for that matter also. You will have to voluntarily request being spied upon..

      YOU get to being spied upon and I get to keep my PRIVACY. that way we are both happy.

      NOW isn’t that wonderful.We are both happy.

  • Sooriamoorthy

    Is it still necessary, has it ever been necessary to speak of A corrupt judge, of Another corrupt judge in the US? It would seem that all,or at least most US judges are corrupt.

  • Uncle_Meat

    CNN is a perfect example of the establishments propaganda mouthpiece. All these traitors will pay a huge price one day soon when they are brought to justice one way or another. It will either be in the courts or on the streets and in their homes.

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