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Ruling issued in NSA wiretap case

The Permanent Injunction of the TSP requested by Plaintiffs is granted inasmuch as each of
the factors required to be met to sustain such an injunction have undisputedly been met. The
irreparable injury necessary to warrant injunctive relief is clear, as the First and Fourth Amendment
rights of Plaintiffs are violated by the TSP. See Dombrowski v. Pfister, 380 U.S. 479 (1965). The
irreparable injury conversely sustained by Defendants under this injunction may be rectified by
compliance with our Constitution and/or statutory law, as amended if necessary. Plaintiffs have
prevailed, and the public interest is clear, in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution.

ACLU v. NSA ruling
Note: “TSP” refers to the secret NSA program, as explained in the ruling.

One comment on "Ruling issued in NSA wiretap case"

  • gwen hastings says:

    NOT such a victory, it didnt address the question of EO#12333, BUT the conclusion allows the defendants to dismiss the datamining claim on “state secrets privilege” which means the illegal program at one time called TIA will be allowed to continue on a black budget…

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