This is a discussion on NSA Surveillance legal cases -- links to details, opinions within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A couple of cases have been brought to U.S. District courts that are of interest in the NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens. As of December ...
A couple of cases have been brought to U.S. District courts that are of interest in the NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens.
As of December 27, an opinion in each of two separate cases has been issued. Basically, two different cases on the same basic issue of NSA domestic spying on U.S. citizens, but each with different opinions on the constitutionality.
Klayman v Obama et al - Opinion 12/16/2013 -- Case #Civil Action 2013-0881-40, U.S. District Court, District Of Columbia. General link to rulings at USDOC/DC, for 2013: click. Judgement = "likely unlawful" (the domestic spying on U.S. citizens via broad sweeping up of phone records).
ACLU v Clapper - Opinion 12/27/2013 -- Case # 13-CV-3994, in U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY (including Manhattan). General link to rulings at USDC/SDONY: click. Judgement = constitutional (the domestic spying on U.S. citizens via broad sweeping up of phone records).
Result: almost certainly, these cases will be heading to the court of appeals, then possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- U.S. judge upholds NSA phone surveillance program -- Fri, Dec 27, 2013 @ Reuters.com.
- U.S. judge rules phone surveillance program is likely unlawful -- Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ Reuters.com.
- Larry Klayman crows on NSA win: ‘We hit the mother lode’ -- Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ Politico.com.
- NSA ruling fallout hits White House -- Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ Politico.com.
- Cartoons on the spying/surveillance scandal: @ US News & World Report.
Last edited by ccw9mm; December 27th, 2013 at 02:59 PM.