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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:51 PM
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15. And the legislature has granted American citizens the right to sue for
violations of the Constitution. The allegations are that the government violated the Fourth Amendment and also FISA. The plaintiffs should be allowed to proceed. If states secrets are involved, the courts are a co-equal branch of government, and the judge can review the documents containing the secrets in camera. The executive branch cannot hold itself above the judicial branch by refusing to provide evidence based on states' secrets. If the day comes when the government can simply refuse to subordinate itself to the co-equal judicial branch, government pursuant to the U.S. Constitution is over. Finished. We are no longer the United States of America. We are no longer governed by the Constitution of the United States of America. On that day, our Constitution has been replaced by something, who knows what else.
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