On 3/11/15 12:03 AM, MZMcBride wrote:

But more to the point: even if by some miracle, this case were resolved in
2015 with a very explicit federal court order instructing the National
Security Agency to cease mass surveillance, is there anyone who believes
that this will end mass surveillance?
I'm interested in hearing answers to lots of MZ's questions here, but this particular argument doesn't concern me much. Such a decision probably wouldn't end surveillance immediately, but it would inform the implementers that they are criminals. That matters, if only to provide encouragement and comfort to future whistle-blowers.

Any political battle like this will be a long, pitched struggle that most likely lasts decades. The fact that there's no simple immediate victory condition isn't a great argument against fighting.


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