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Judge Denies Administration Request To Delay ACLU Metadata Lawsuit 107

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the let-the-battle-begin dept.
sl4shd0rk writes "Federal Judge William Pauley has dismissed an Obama Administration request to delay a hearing on Verizon/NSA data sifting. The ACLU has argued that the sifting is not authorized by statute and even if it were it would still be unconstitutional. The Obama Administration requested the delay on the grounds it needed more time to search through its classified material to determine what was suitable for disclosure." See also the case docket. Motions must be filed by August 26th, and oral arguments begin on November 1st.
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Judge Denies Administration Request To Delay ACLU Metadata Lawsuit

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  • by intermodal (534361) on Friday July 26, 2013 @01:55PM (#44393481) Homepage Journal

    Now if we could just get the wheels of justice to turn quicker on this one. Every day this is delayed is potentially one more day before this nonsense is put to an end.

    Though realistically, the NSA will keep doing it and just try harder to hide it. It's quite clear they operate outside of any actual level of control.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:03PM (#44393563)

    to weave a web of lies that can't be demolished beyond reasonable doubt in the time frame of a court case.

    Of course, it becomes easier when you can claim secrecy whenever the questions run close to a hole in the fabrication.

  • Pray to FSM (Score:3, Insightful)

    by ThatsNotPudding (1045640) on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:06PM (#44393593)
    Let's all pray to the FSM for this judges' health, lest he come down with a terminal case of Hastings.
  • by i kan reed (749298) on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:09PM (#44393613) Homepage Journal

    Lazy. Obama's not blameless. But all evidence at this point suggests he was following the terrible law as terribly written. Bush specifically did the same thing circumventing courts and warrants entirely, though the ACLU "lacked standing" to take him to court about it. Obama promised an end to warrant-less domestic wiretaps when he ran in 2008. That's what we got. I'm pretty much on the ACLU's side about most legal questions, and Obama hasn't been.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:19PM (#44393707)

    Sure some laws are terribly written. But look at Obama and how he see the laws that are not terribly written. The the US Constitution, Bill 'o Rights and Magna Cum Arta have all turned in to what he wipes with.

  • by jcr (53032) <jcr.mac@com> on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:22PM (#44393735) Journal

    Hear, Hear!

    Unfortunately, judges who will enforce the constitution are few and far between. Every sitting member of the supreme court has already failed to do so on multiple occasions.

    -jcr

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:36PM (#44393875)

    Lazy. Obama's not blameless. But all evidence at this point suggests he was following the terrible law as terribly written. Bush specifically did the same thing circumventing courts and warrants entirely, though the ACLU "lacked standing" to take him to court about it. Obama promised an end to warrant-less domestic wiretaps when he ran in 2008. That's what we got. I'm pretty much on the ACLU's side about most legal questions, and Obama hasn't been.

    BULLSHIT

    Obama has NO problem violating the law when he wants to.

    Delay implementing Obamacare despite what the law says? No problem.

    Stop deporting illegal aliens despite what the law says? No problem.

    Continue monitoring US citizens despite Candidate Obama calling it "unconstitutional"? No problem.

    Keep Gitmo open despite Candidate Obama calling it "unconstitutional"? No problem.

    Law? Yeah. Obama cares so fucking much about the law he conducts "extrajudicial killings" of US citizens.

    Don't post crap that Obama's just following the law when it's obvious the law means NOTHING to Obama. You just want to excuse Obama for doing things you probably excoriated Bush for.

    Double standard much?

  • by WCMI92 (592436) on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:37PM (#44393895) Homepage

    Unfortunately, judges who will enforce the constitution are few and far between. Every sitting member of the supreme court has already failed to do so on multiple occasions.

    It's way past time for Americans to stop allowing judges to have the kind of absolute power they have right now. It's also way past time for Americans to accept by default orders handed down by government in general.

    The Federal Government doesn't have rights. It has enumerated POWERS. The Constitution is written as such that they have those powers (plus extra ones amended in) and no more. If we want to put a stop to what the NSA and this unlawful Regime in DC are doing to us we need to INSIST that the government restrict itself to those enumerated powers.

  • by Charliemopps (1157495) on Friday July 26, 2013 @02:49PM (#44394077)

    Wow... fanboy much? If either of you still think there's any difference between Obama and Bush then YOU are the problem. Stop voting Democrat/Republican. They are the same party at this point.

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