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Supreme Court Takes A Pass On Challenging Legality Of Government Surveillance Programs





” The Supreme Court has just given the government (and the NSA’s defenders) a little more breathing room on the issue of the legality of the agency’s surveillance programs.

  In a case very similar to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against warrantless surveillance made “legal” by the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) of 2008, which the Supreme Court declined to grant “standing” in February 2013, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) announced the Court had rejected their lawsuit against Bush-era warrantless surveillance. 

“ The Supreme Court’s refusal to review this case guarantees that the federal courts will never address a fundamental question: Was the warrantless surveillance program the NSA carried out on President Bush’s orders legal? The Court’s decision also guarantees that the Obama administration, which has for the last five years refused to take any position on that question, will now never have to answer either,” CCR declared.

  This refusal will give those who claim the programs are “legal” another notch on the rhetoric belt, as if not discussing the legality (or illegality) of the program was the equivalent to being found legal by the highest court in the land. If the courts are unwilling to entertain surveillance-related cases, either by refusal to grant standing or refusal to hear the case at all, the defenders can continue to claim the programs are legal. “



    Read the whole thing at TechDirt . It’s been a very sorry week for individual rights and the Constitution thanks to the “nine old swine” . Madison and Jay would be appalled . 







Supreme Court Invalidates Arizona Voter Registration Law




” The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona state law that requires people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship.

In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.

The federal law requires prospective voters to provide one of several possible forms of identification, such as a driver’s license or a passport, but no proof of citizenship is needed. Would-be voters simply sign a statement saying they are citizens.”


    Upholding the supremacy of the National Voter Registration Act is a de facto approval of vote fraud . While it is understandable that the court upheld the primacy of Federal law over Federal elections someone needs to challenge the constitutionality of a Federal voter law that only requires the “attest” to their citizenship . We certainly have seen enough examples of voter fraud to know that many , many people are willing to lie about their voter eligibility .



Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the “Motor Voter Act” :


” The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) (42 U.S.C. § 1973gg), also known as The Motor Voter Act, was signed into effect by United States President Bill Clinton on May 20, 1993. However, compliance did not become mandatory until 1995. The legislation required state governments to allow for registration when a qualifying voter applied for or renewed their driver’s license or applied for social services.”


    As you could probably guess this law was called into being during the Clinton administration and signed by none other than Slick Willie himself . But perhaps you weren’t aware of the origins of the idea . It not , read on as Wiki provides further elucidation : 


” This voter registration movement was spearheaded by the husband and wife team of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward in the early 1980s in response to the Reagan administration. Both of them college professors and liberal activists, it was Piven’s and Cloward’s belief that through government implementation of more active registration proposals, it would increase voter turnout rates which had been on a steady decline since the monumental election of 1896. “


     Undoubtedly Cloward and Piven desired to increase voter participation , as long as it was the right left kind of voter . Between this fraud-facilitating act and the impending amnesty the Alinsky/Cloward-Piven statists are within a hairs-breath of their goal of a permanent democratic majority … just as the public is starting to become aware of the failure of the leftist social model .


     For further edification here is the “Justice Department’s” webpage on the act direct from the vaunted “Civil Rights Division” , the self-same group that righted the wrongs in the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation case