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The Obama transparency strikes again...

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Feds move to block discovery in NSA lawsuits

The Justice Department moved Wednesday night to block the plaintiffs in the most successful legal challenges to the National Security Agency's call-tracking program from obtaining more details about how the surveillance effort operates.

In a motion filed with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, government lawyers asked the judge to halt further proceedings before him while appeals go forward in a pair of lawsuits brought by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman. The suits led last month to Leon's landmark ruling that the NSA's call database, aimed at making it easier for the government to trace leads in potential terrorism cases, likely violated the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

"Even if the mere collection of information about Plaintiffs’ communications constitutes a Fourth Amendment search...conclusively resolving the reasonableness of that search ultimately could risk or require disclosure of exceptionally sensitive and classified intelligence information regarding the nature and scope of the international terrorist threat to the United States, and the role that the NSA’s intelligence-gathering activities have played in meeting that threat," the government motion states.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:25 PM
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The OA argument is classic catch 22, trust us we didn't abuse our access to the data it is secure, letting you look at the program to verify it would compromise that security. Why the NSA security is so tight even a disaffected contractor couldn't steal 4 laptops loaded with data and take them overseas to give to hostile governments, oh wait.
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Trust us even though we let a couple camel f***ers hijack a plane with nothing more than box cutters
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