Sunday, December 29, 2013

Snowden Lawyer: Supreme Court Must Weigh In on NSA

"It is time for the Supreme Court to weigh in" on constitutionality of NSA bulk intelligence collection,  Ben Wizner, head of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Any ruling from the Supreme Court will be, to say the least, interesting. Will the Supremes really rule against what the state wants?


  1. I'd like to see a 9-0 decision against the NSA. However, I think it will be 8-1 in favor of the NSA.
    Who will be the one? Who knows, but 200 years from now, if an honest history book can be written, he will be held up as the last honest juror.
    If an honest history book cannot be written, then he will either be vilified or simply written out

    1. The history book from 200 years from now would be lying though. The Supreme Court only takes rigged votes ahead of time, pure pro-wrestling. Still the Court might be pro-CIA (for example as who really knows how the power centers break out) /anti NSA in the moment, and vote against NSA--but the history books will never record it as such.

  2. Given that the supremes aren't exactly keen on liberty a case before them sounds like more of a "be careful of what you wish for". As for the question you propose Bob, I don't see the SC ruling against their fellow criminals in D.C.

  3. I don't doubt that the NSA has something on all the SC justices. The NSA will pull it out to compel the desired outcome.