In a 5-4 decision issued Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that individuals and organizations cannot challenge the constitutionality of FISA’s global surveillance regime without proof that they, in fact, are being spied upon, despite the fact that no one can know for sure that he’s being spied upon until after being arrested and shown the government’s evidence—to the extent that, too, isn’t deemed too secret to share. Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion for the five justices you’d suspect; Justice Breyer dissented on behalf of the other four.

I can’t even comment on this, because it infuriates and sickens me so much.

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    Seriously? What the hell is wrong with these people?
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    This sort of shit is why I can’t get excited about petitions and such. Nobody’s got our back.
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    Oh, look at that: the justices who oppose government surveillance without a warrant are the ones who were appointed by...