Letter to the Editor
It comes as no surprise to people who can read that the first judge to evaluate the NSA spying found it unconstitutional. The 4th Amendment of the Constitution says, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
So when the Constitution says that warrants are required describing what is being searched for and why, it’s pretty clear that does not mean it’s OK to search everyone for anything without a warrant. You don’t have to be a lawyer or a judge to figure out that dog won’t hunt. Thank you Edward Snowden for making this ruling possible.