Friday, September 12, 2014

ACLU vs. Clapper, Alexander, Hagel, Holder, and Mueller - 12

This case involves the military NSA spying on Americans without any suspicion, let alone reasonable suspicion of wrong doing.

It is about a nation with a government that is consistently losing its way (Warrantless Searches - Unreasonable).

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog has followed the case all along the way,.

We have blogged about similar cases, including the one in the D.C. Circuit, so here are links to the previous posts in this series, spanning from the most recent to the original that was posted soon after the case was filed:
This case went to oral argument in the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on 9/2/14 (see video below).

The unusual took place at that hearing, in the sense that the court allowed the oral argument to be videoed for the benefit to public knowledge.

The appellate judges were quite compatible with a video version, and let the argument and discussion continue for far longer than courts usually do.

Don't mistake the three appellate judges' interruptions and questions as hostile, it is just that they want to understand the issues clearly, the issues presented in the briefs and pleadings.

This is a very important case for civil liberties in a growing police state.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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