NSA Ignores Laws and Constitution to Conduct Domestic Surveillance
The National Security Agency (NSA) regularly monitors telephone calls and e-mails of innocent Americans, ignoring privacy laws, court orders, and the Constitution. This revelation comes from results of an internal audit and other classified reports.
On Thursday, the Washington Post published details of documents leaked to the paper this summer from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
According to the Postâ€™s story, the documents display â€śa level of detail and analysis that is not routinely shared with Congress or the special court that oversees surveillance.â€ť...
Nat Hentoff wrote: The media has awakened, Congress has awakened, to some extent. Both are beginning to realize "that there are particular constitutional liberty rights that [Americans] have that distinguish them from all other people, and one of them is privacy.