Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on 2nd Circuit’s NSA ruling

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We’re greatly encouraged by the ruling, as it affirms what so many Americans already know: The Obama Administration has run roughshod over civil liberties in this country.

The Second Circuit pointed out that the President’s NSA has far exceeded the scope of what was authorized by Congress. If this sounds familiar, it should. President Obama used his Department of Homeland Security to override immigration law when he enacted amnesty, and was similarly chastised for ignoring Congress and the Constitution.

The Court’s ruling should be the first step to restoring Americans’ privacy and personal liberty, and serve notice on a statist Administration bent on exercising progressively more control over its citizens’ lives. We look forward to the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirming this ruling.