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In remarks at a workshop, a judge who served on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said the country needed a more open debate on surveillance.
“The brouhaha after the Snowden leaks and this meeting indeed establishes what I think is true — that we need to have a more wide-open debate about this in our society, and thankfully we’re beginning to have the debate and this meeting is part of it,” said James Robertson, formerly of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. He made his remarks during an all-day “workshop” by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency that is trying to scrutinize surveillance in light of Mr. Snowden’s revelations.
Assange’s saga continues. The First Amendment’s constitutional right of privacy is a personal right. It is meant to protect people from intrusive governmental acts. So what exactly is this alleged government “right of privacy?” Not phrased that way, but that is essentially the issue. And why is Assange’s challenge to that right so scary?