By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama, already up to his neck in a plethora of “phony scandals,” has a new headache to fret about, just in time for his Christmas invasion of Oahu, Hawaii for a 17-day respite.
As reported at the reference, America’s alleged “constitutional scholar” and most proliferate violator of the Constitution in the history of US presidents, was slapped down by a federal judge for wanton abuses of the 4th Amendment, carried out in Obama’s name by NSA squirrels against innocent American citizens:
A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He also said the Justice Department had failed to demonstrate that collecting the information had helped to head off terrorist attacks.
Acting on a lawsuit brought by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman, Leon issued a preliminary injunction barring the NSA from collecting so-called metadata pertaining to the Verizon accounts of Klayman and one of his clients.
However, the judge stayed the order to allow for an appeal.
“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” wrote Leon, an appointee of President George W. Bush.
The preliminary injunction Leon granted Monday does not require him to make a definitive ruling on the constitutional questions in the case, but does take account of which side he believes is more likely to prevail.
Once again, American Exceptionalism is rewarded as a high-school drop with high-tech skills named Edward Snowden manages to outsmart and out-maneuver the "smartest man" in the room!
Take THAT Barack!
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/national-security-agency-phones-judge-101203.html#ixzz2ng9kHzTL