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Dubious ISIS Terror Threats as Patriot Act Comes Up for Reauthorization

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, May 11, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    ISIS and corporate media ramp up propaganda.

    Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act which allows the NSA to unconstitutionally snoop on the telephone calls of all Americans is set to expire on June 1.

    On May 7 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that NSA mega-surveillance “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized,” Judge Gerard Lynch wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel.

    “If the government is correct, it could use § 215 to collect and store in bulk any other existing metadata available anywhere in the private sector, including metadata associated with financial records, medical records, and electronic communications (including e‐mail and social media information) relating to all Americans,” Lynch added.

    “Such expansive development of government repositories of formerly private records would be an unprecedented contraction of the privacy expectations of all Americans.”

    A lower court had previously characterized § 215 as “almost-Orwellian” and a violation of the Constitution.

    As the law faces legal challenges, ISIS has responded by stepping up its threats.


    Do you feel like a violin yet? You're being played like one.

    Judge Napolitano explains why freedom requires the Patriot Act to die.

    #1 poncho, May 11, 2015
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