Dogs and Cats Living Together!


(H/T, Shall Not Be Questioned) Reuters is reporting that the NRA is filing an amicus brief in support of the ACLU’s suit against the Obama Administration concerning NSA surveillance. The ACLU is welcoming the NRA’s support.

The ACLU is asking the court to stop the NSA’s program of tracking telephone calls, to declare the program illegal, and to order the government to purge all its databases of the call records.  The NRA says in its brief

The mass surveillance program could allow identification of NRA members, supporters, potential members, and other persons with whom the NRA communicates, potentially chilling their willingness to communicate with the NRA.

The NRA has also notes that the Obama Administration’s interpretation of section 215 of the the Patriot act would have the effect of nullifying the statutory ban on the centralization of gun purchase and ownership records.

4 thoughts on “Dogs and Cats Living Together!

    • The courts have broad powers to enforce their orders, which gets stronger as the level of the court increases. They can levy pretty massive sanctions- and the last administration to have the political capital to openly defy the court was the Jackson administration.

      For an example from my state:
      http://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/27128.pdf

      The GOP got slapped down, hard, when they tried to break the law and a court order. And SC ain’t exactly a purple or blue state. Pretty much pure red here- including me. It’s still satisfying to see a bunch of arrogant politicians- of either party- get slapped down when they try to break the law.

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