Last week a federal judge in Washington, D.C. declared the NSA’s mass phone surveillance is likely unconstitutional. The ruling is the first successful case against the Obama administration’s controversial spying program and the judge ordered the plaintiff’s data should be purged from its system.
The Klayman v. Obama case undermines the government’s claim that its bulk phone surveillance program is illegal. Judge Richard Leon found the “Bulk telephone metadata collection and analysis almost certainly does violate a reasonable expectation of privacy, which, in turn, likely results in a violation of the Fourth Amendment.”
Shortly after the winning decision, plaintiff Larry Klayman explained to CNN that the decision was a victory for Americans; “Let’s talk about the NSA, let’s not talk about Larry Klayman. This victory is for the American people. It wasn’t for me. And you, as somebody from the left … should appreciate that you don’t have a police state in this country that’s going to be able to intimidate Americans to chill their free speech rights. The NSA has data on all of us.”
The Judge also emphasized that “the almost-Orwellian technology that enables the Government to store and analyze the phone metadata of every telephone user in the United States is unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979.”
San Diego 6 Contributor Kimberly Dvorak discusses the contentious program: http://www.sandiego6.com/story/nsa-20131222
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