Court rules in favor of domestic spying program
A sharply divided court in Cincinnati has decided that you can't sue the Federal Government for spying on you because you can never be sure that they are spying on you. To know such information is a state secret. What planet am I living on? How is such logic even permissible in court?
And the plaintiffs asserted that the NSA had directly invaded their privacy.
But Batchelder, joined by Judge Julia Gibbons, said the plaintiffs conceded that "no single plaintiff can show" that he or she had been wiretapped.
"Moreover, due to the State Secrets Doctrine, the proof needed … to make such a showing is privileged," and therefore unavailable to the plaintiffs, Batchelder wrote.