NYT: "Federal Judge Rules Against N.S.A. Phone Data Program" - By CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: December 16, 2013

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

WASHINGTON — A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, and he ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs’ personal calls and destroy the records of their calling history.

In a 68-page ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia called the program’s technology “almost Orwellian” and suggested that James Madison, the author of the Constitution, would be “aghast” to learn that the government was encroaching on liberty in such a way.[...]


Klayman, Leon: NSA darf das nicht!

CK - Washington. Serienkläger Larry Klayman feiert einen Riesenerfolg gegen die NSA. Sie verletze den vierten Verfassungszusatz, der Bürger vor rechtswidrigen Durchsuchungen schützt. Richter Leon stimmt ihm zu und hat am 16 ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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    politico.com - 3 Leser - A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He a...

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