Yahoo News: US Spy Agencies Looking to Kill the 4th Amendment As We Know It


Hey, if you find the ban on unreasonable searches and seizures problematic try to repeal it constitutionally. Don’t try to make a sneaky end run around the Constitution through the courts with lawyers. We are supposed to be a free people. If that is inconvenient then too bad. As they say freedom isn’t free. Sometimes tracking down the bad guys is going to be harder because we have the rule of law in this country. Sorry.

(From Yahoo)

The order on Yahoo from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) last year resulted from the government’s drive to change decades of interpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment right of people to be secure against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” intelligence officials and others familiar with the strategy told Reuters.

The unifying idea, they said, is to move the focus of U.S. courts away from what makes something a distinct search and toward what is “reasonable” overall.

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