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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:02 AM

Supreme Court Lets Stand Telecom Immunity In Wiretap Case

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that gives telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program.

The justices said Tuesday they will not review a court ruling that upheld the 2008 law against challenges brought by privacy and civil liberties advocates on behalf of the companies' customers. The companies include AT&T, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.

Lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation accused the companies of violating the law and customers' privacy through collaboration with the National Security Agency on intelligence gathering.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_WARRANTLESS_WIRETAPPING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-09-09-58-20

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Purveyor Oct 2012 OP
OnyxCollie Oct 2012 #1
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #2
SoapBox Oct 2012 #3
Prospero1 Oct 2012 #4
pam4water Oct 2012 #5

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:15 AM

1. Rule of four.

Which one of the four didn't want to hear the case? Breyer? Ginsburg? Sotomayor? Kagan?

If we can't get these four to hear a case like this, it doesn't matter which candidate gets the next Supreme Court picks. We're already fucked.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. fking bs this is a clear constitutional violation and the cowards just sat on their fatasses

and let it go. useless pos

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:30 PM

3. Thanks for all those "freedoms", you keep talking about Fat Tony!

...nice.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:50 PM

4. Outrageous, of course...

but can't they be sued to "cease and desist" rather than for damages? (Those right wing "Federalist Society"/"Original intent" hypocrites make me sick).

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

5. Shame on them!

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