Monday, December 16, 2013


First, Judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia ruled that the NSA's indiscriminate gathering of cell phone metadata is likely a violation of the Constitution. The NY Times reports on another Federal judge who's had enough:
The statute of limitations on most plausible charges is running out, and it seems there will not be a single prosecution of a prominent figure in the entire mess.

Judge Jed S. Rakoff wants to know why. In a blistering essay in the issue of The New York Review of Books that arrives this week, he argues that the Justice Department has failed in its rudimentary responsibilities, offering excuses instead of action. 

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