Funny thing, the US is a country that applies its laws to citizens even when on foreign soil. A prime example is the Foreign Corrupt Practices act. Grease a palm in a foreign county, come back home to US and the consequences (assuming you've been caught).
...the next time US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli appears before the court one of the Justices can ask why they should believe ANYTHING he is saying as he has been proven to mislead the court on at least one previous occasion.
This won't happen of course because apparently executive branch officials can lie to the legislative and judicial branches with no fear of consequences....
My guess over what happened is someone at APL saw the post and due to their contracts with NSA and the silly pretense than documents freely available to all are still considered classified contacted JHU to ask for the removal of the post to prevent NSA was accusing APL to leaking classified documents which would put them in breach of contract.
All very dumb yes, but no conspiracy to suppress the post from the internet just from Johns Hopkins associated resources.
I fear even if a case was was brought to address the constitutionality of the FISA court the courts would toss the action out on the grounds that the plaintiff lakes standing to challenge the statute. You know because plaintiff can't prove they were affected by court.
and by denying Senator Paul access to his flight is effectively preventing a sitting member of the legislative branch from attending to his official duties. This is effectively an abuse of the powers of the Executive branch which is EXACTLY what that section of the Constitution is seeking to restrict.
Keeping documents classified LONG after they have become public knowledge is nothing new for the US Government. Take a look at the Pentagon Papers that were just declassified 40 years after Daniel Ellsberg leak to the NY Times was published.