(Washington, D.C., June 7, 2013). Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, and himself a user of Verizon, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, over the massive illegal seizure of phone records by the Obama administration's National Security Agency. Joined as defendants in the suit, which primarily is based on violations of the 1st, 4th, and 5th amendments to the U.S. Constitution, are President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, the U.S. Justice Department, Director Keith B. Alexander of the NSA, the NSA, and the federal judge who signed and issued the illegal warrant, Roger Vinson.
The individual defendants are being sued in their personal capacities under the Supreme Court precedent of 403 U.S. 388 (1971), which permits aggrieved persons to sue government officials when their constitutional rights are violated.
"Here, there is no doubt that this massive illegal seizure had to be authorized and approved at the highest levels of the executive branch, which necessarily leads to the president, attorney general and the director of the NSA. These violations of free speech, prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure, and due process rights are unprecedented in American history. They make the fictional scenarios depicted in the literary works of George Orwell's 'Big Brother' and Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' look tame, particularly when coupled with other burgeoning government scandals concerning the IRS, the equally illegal seizure of phone records of Fox News and AP, and other abuses of power. It would appear that Obama and his government 'yes men' know no constitutional bounds, and the courts are no longer 'independent' such that they will protect American citizens from this tyranny. This is why Roger Vinson, the judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, has also been sued in his personal capacity. As an Article II jurist, who is supposed to protect the people from the tyranny of the other two branches of government, his actions are as despicable as those of Obama, Holder and Alexander. It is high time that judges are held accountable as well to the rule of law and the edicts of our constitution," stated Larry Klayman.
To view the complaint, see www.freedomwatchusa.org. Contact Dina at email@example.com or (424) 274-2579.
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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band "Japanese Cartoon" under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment.
Raised in Chicago, Fiasco developed an interest in hip hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity. In addition to music, Fiasco has pursued other business ventures, including fashion. He runs two clothing lines, Righteous Kung-Fu and Trilly & Truly; he has designed sneakers for Reebok. He has been involved with charitable activities, including the Summit on the Summit expedition, and in 2010 he recorded a benefit single for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Several journalists who attended an inaugural party last night to celebrate President Obama's second term reported that rapper Lupe Fiasco was kicked off stage for playing an "anti-war song for 30 min" and going on an "anti-Obama diatribe mid set."
Fiasco is noted for his anti-establishment views, which he has expressed in both interviews and his music. So what he did isn't a surprise to me. What is surprising is that the concert organizers invited him to perform in the first place. Note: Some of Lupe Fiasco's songs have over 52 million hits on youtube.
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President Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure.
The group, formally known as the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, last convened on Jan. 17, 2012 for a White House session where it presented formal recommendations to Obama. It was the panel's fourth official meeting since it was created in early 2011.Please read more here.
There are some misunderstandings out there about Jack Lew, Obama's pick to run the Treasury Department, which is what you get with a relative cipher like Lew.
One thing is clear enough, from his association with former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin to his stint at Citigroup to his professed lack of expertise in financial markets: His track record should not inspire any hope that he will care much about financial reform.
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Obama ordered the raise as he continues to negotiate unsuccessfully with congressional leaders to find a deal in order to avoid the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. If no agreement is met, over $500 billion in planned tax increases and spending cuts will be implemented.
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