Jameel Jaffer Explains the ACLU's FISA Lawsuit

This afternoon, Salon's Glenn Greenwald interviewed Jameel Jaffer, Director of the ACLU's National Security Project, about our FISA Amendments Act lawsuit. Give it a listen for the explanation behind our federal lawsuit, Amnesty v. McConnell, and our motion to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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leslie

I believe that passing this bill is the right step to protect our country from terrorists, who want to kill us!!!!

Frank

The Democrats have folded again and now it is up to the people. To acquiesce to a lame duck President with an approval rating in the 20's is a disgrace.

I complain about people that buy into the GOP's fear tactics (like poster Leslie) and here are people I voted for doing the same. They were scared to get their hands dirty on national security issue in an election year.

Chip

Even more evidence that the ACLU is a bunch of incompetent individuals. I don't care if the government listens to my phone calls, largely because I have nothing to hide. I am so sick of these liberals protecting the rights of those who want to kill us. Progress would be made if the ACLU was destroyed and its members put on a terrorist watch list.

Dennis Riccio

Amen to that!! This bill will keep us protected!!! Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fred

Dennis, Chip, Leslie - you obviously care nothing about individual rights and take comfort in FISA 'protecting us'. All FISA is about is taking away liberty of citizens. You understand nothing about the Consititution. We should be afraid of Government, especially this President, not terrorists. The President belongs in jail!

Bee

Chip...what's next? Big Brother checking your bank to see where you spend your money, the classes your children take in school...the color underwear you choose, all to make sure you're not a "terrorist"?? You fail to see this is yet ANOTHER governmental step towards absolute control, and removal of all our freedoms that have been hard won to begin with. If you'd like your entire life run by the government, move to a dictator- run country!

Do you actually understand what's happening here? Do you realize that yet another freedom is being lost? Do you understand that while this particular issue may not affect you, the next one may?

wheeties

Good point, Bee. Though actually, recent studies have shown that terrorists can easily be identified their anti-American boxer briefs, so we'd all be safer if the government would increase underwear surveillance.

If this bill is making us safer, why do I feel so scared? Democracy is slowly slipping away...

chip

Bee… That’s quite a quantum leap to go from listening to phone conversations of suspected terrorist to the color of my underwear, don’t you think you are just a little bit of a conspiracy theorist who is taking spoon fed information from the ACLU who is targeting those who lack the competence to think for themselves. Seems to me that only one of these is conducive to the protection of our country.
You may want to educate yourself on which party is moving away from dictatorship and which one is moving closer. Last time I checked it was the republicans who wanted more privatization and less big government, less taxes and redistribution of wealth.
If I have to choose between the government listening to my phone conversations with business clients and a terrorist killing everyone in my city with nerve gas, I choose the former.
Who is profiting from this lawsuit. Seems the ACLU is just going to waste our tax $ on a lawsuit so they can pursue their own political agenda, that doesn’t seem like they are supporting the liberties of all, in fact that is called self interest above all else.

CHIPE

Bee… That’s quite a quantum leap to go from listening to phone conversations of suspected terrorist to the color of my underwear, don’t you think you are just a little bit of a conspiracy theorist who is taking spoon fed information from the ACLU who is targeting those who lack the competence to think for themselves. Seems to me that only one of these is conducive to the protection of our country.
You may want to educate yourself on which party is moving away from dictatorship and which one is moving closer. Last time I checked it was the republicans who wanted more privatization and less big government, less taxes and redistribution of wealth.
If I have to choose between the government listening to my phone conversations with business clients and a terrorist killing everyone in my city with nerve gas, I choose the former.
Who is profiting from this lawsuit. Seems the ACLU is just going to waste our tax $ on a lawsuit so they can pursue their own political agenda, that doesn’t seem like they are supporting the liberties of all, in fact that is called self interest above all else.

scientella

GOOD FOR YOU.

Thank GOODNESS FOR YOU.

The world, US, China, Russia are becoming facist.

There is little to stop this trend.

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