ACLU Sues Over New Surveillance Act

from the ain't-over-yet dept

Following Congress granting President Bush the “get out of jail free” card he demanded, it probably comes as no surprise that he’s signed the bill into law — claiming (laughably) that the bill was designed to “protect the liberties of our citizens.” It’s unclear what in the new bill does that — though there’s plenty that does the opposite. Almost immediately, the ACLU has sued to challenge the constitutionality of the bill, saying that it appears to violate the 4th Amendment against unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause. Meanwhile, the EFF is also preparing to sue over both the telco immunity issue and the expanded surveillance powers. All of these efforts are probably long shots, but it means this isn’t over yet.

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Killer_Tofu (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Sign the ACLU's ad

Re #6
Sooo, did you click on the little link that was for the one time donation? Or did you accidentaly just fill in the first form, which is for a monthly subscription, so to speak? Hope you picked whichever you were going for. The one time donation link was rather tiny. But at least it was before the amounts for the monthly.

Another Bleepin Cynic says:

OMG - WHO THE @#%^&* do they think they are?

Congress gave the executive branch the power to order Google, AT&T and Yahoo to forward to the government all e-mails, phone calls and text messages where one party to the conversation is thought to be overseas.

I want to know how Google, AT&T and Yahoo et all have to say about this

Max says:

Time to get a clue

Maybe read what it says before making yourself look like a fool when someone else takes the time to read it. Don’t be a media zombie.

You write foolishly: “claiming (laughably) that the bill was designed to “protect the liberties of our citizens.” It’s unclear what in the new bill does that — though there’s plenty that does the opposite.”

Get Educated:

Techdirt is turning into dirt with such morons like this spouting off when they don’t know what they’re talking about.

Won says:

Resumes too!

Any bets for Resumes also being shared and data-mined? I have a stack of crisp $100 bills that say all resumes posted on job websites are being collected and mined too.

Any takers? I’ll mortgage everything I have to find a bookie in Vegas to run this. Can’t get better odds than this, and I want to become a millionaire before this is done.


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