Obama Quietly Extends The National Emergency

“The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues.  For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2012, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat,” Obama said September 11.


An eleven year long emergency!  Related:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and their attempts to hold the National Security Agency (NSA) accountable for their massive warrantless wiretapping programhave finally been shut down by the Supreme Court for good.

This is especially troubling since we now can never know the true nature of the relationship between Google and the NSA, the Obama administration continues to defend their supposed right to conduct warrantless surveillance on the American people, the NSA continues to expand their facilities like never before and warrantless wiretaps have become disturbingly common.

Without actually commenting on the facts of the case, the Supreme Court refused to review the December decision of a lower court which dismissed the EFF’s suit challenging the NSA wiretapping program…


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