Prince, formerly known as an unpronounceable symbol, I believe was under a contract with Warner Brothers such that he could not use "Prince" for a number of years (or was it albums?) unless it was with Warner Brothers. Since he was having "artistic differences" with them he was in the position of not being able to go elsewhere under the name "Prince". He started using "Prince" again in 2000.
I wonder if any of the 22 people formerly known as "defendant" have recourse to punishing Prince for the suits.
It appears to me the only reasonable action is to launch a Kickstarter campaign to purchase as much candy as possible and have it dumped on the offices of King.com such that it crushes them. Bonus levels of funding would include making the candy and the experience of crushing them be as similar to the events in Candy Crush Saga as possible.
Of course, the entire project, culminating in the delivery/crush would be filmed, producing the Candy Crush Saga Saga.
Price tag? A "couple hundred bucks." A lot cheaper than the billions the administration has spent in the past four years beefing up cyber security
A couple of hundred bucks for one facility. How many electrical transformer sites are there? The comparison is false.
I also doubt it would be "a couple hundred bucks" but more likely "a couple thousand bucks", but a million sites at a thousand a site would still be significantly less than the cybersecurity money pit.
Note that it isn't *just* the legislature. It was a bill and the President needed to sign it. For Snowden, the President could just as easily give him a pardon without the legislature getting involved. Somehow I expect to first see pigs flying considering the way he has talked about it so far.
This is where most of the power of Speaker of the House resides - the Speaker controls the assignment of members of his/her party to committees. Senior (majority party) member of the committee is "usually" the chair. In the Senate it is the Majority Leader. The minority leaders assign the "other" openings on the committees.
Of course the day-to-day power comes from controlling how legislation is brought before the respective houses, but you really can't underestimate the power (and payoff) of being able to assign chairmanships.
The Speaker/Majority Leader can take away committee membership pretty much at will, so that is one way a chairman could be removed.
They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony, Breach of the Peace, and Copyright Infringement, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place. Article I Section 6
Presuming that the FBI/NSA/TLA know you are reporting that you have not received a NSL/court order [and come on, you have to admit it is likely the NSA will know] -- what is to stop them from including in that court order an insistence that you continue to report that you did not received that court order?