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verbatim number 36.6

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US courts rubberstamp immunity for corporate crime wave

US courts rubberstamp immunity for corporate crime wave

A panel of three federal judges unanimously ruled Thursday that citizens cannot seek damages from private telecommunications companies that assist the US government as it conducts massive warrantless surveillance of American’s telephone conversations, e-mail correspondences and text messaging. The panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other plaintiffs who had sued the nation’s largest telecommunications companies because they were revealed to be cooperating with the federal government, which has been conducting massive surveillance on Americans since shortly after the terror attacks in 2001. In 2008, Congress passed a law that granted […]

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constitutionless TSA institutes “suspicionless searches”

by Patrick Devlin The federal law enforcement agency called the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to deploy brigades of agents to perform what it calls “suspicionless searches” in several US cities.    A spokesperson for the TSA said that the agency determined that the “presence of officers with explosive detection dogs, radiation monitors” and “other devices” will act as a “deterrent” inside train stations, bus stations and on the streets of American cities.  The spokesperson for the TSA did not specify if the effort was meant to deter terrorism or constitutional democracy. Civil liberty and privacy advocates have questioned both the constitutionality and […]

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the demise launched

an aggregation utility chronicling the demise published by the editors of redstateupdate.net and bank run blog, and the collected acme artists

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