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Thank You Ed Snowden

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 Richard J. Leon of Federal District Court for the District of Columbiae order  the National Security Agency(NSA) program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, calling the technology as “almost Orwellian” and adding that James Madison would be “aghast” to learn that the government was encroaching on Liberty in such a way.
“I acted on my belief that the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge, and that the American public deserved a chance to see these issues determined by open courts,” Mr. Snowden said in his statement. It was distributed by Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who received leaked documents from Mr. Snowden and wrote the first article about the bulk data collection. “Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights,” Ed Snowden praised the ruling in a statement from Moscow

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