Nine Companies Tied To Prism, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday

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  1. \tNine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday\tAOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo! and Youtube will be named in the suit, attorney says 
     
    http://www.usnews.com/news/newsgram/articles/2013/06/11/nine-companies-tied-to-prism-obama-will-be-smacked-with-class-action-lawsuit-wednesday
     
    http://www.usnews.com/news/newsgram/articles/2013/06/11/nine-companies-tied-to-prism-obama-will-be-smacked-with-class-action-lawsuit-wednesday
     
     
    [​IMG]Attorney Larry Klayman hopes to turn up the legal heat on President Barack Obama over his administration's secret domestic surveillance programs.

    Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response to the publication of a secret court order instructing Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of American customers on an "ongoing, daily basis."
    Klayman told U.S. News he will file a second class-action lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia targeting government officials and each of the nine companies listed in a leaked National Security Agency slideshow as participants in the government's PRISM program.
    According to the slideshow, the PRISM program allows government agents direct, real-time access to the servers of nine major tech companies, including AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo! and YouTube.
    [UPDATE: Lawsuit Seeks $20 Billion, Court Order to End Data Collection]
    U.S. News did not seek comment from the companies, all of which have denied any knowledge of or participation in the PRISM program.
    Klayman said he hopes the two lawsuits will be considered jointly as companion cases.
    The class-action lawsuit against Verizon says the defendants violated customers' "reasonable expectation of privacy, free speech and association, right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures and due process rights."
    "This case challenges the legality of Defendants' participation and conduct in a secret and illegal government scheme to intercept and analyze vast quantities of domestic telephone communications," says the lawsuit against Verizon, which also names as defendants President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA director Keith Alexander and federal judge Roger Vinson, the FISA court judge who approved the leaked April order.
    [ASSANGE: Snowden Should 'Go to Latin America']
    Klayman told U.S. News the Verizon lawsuit will be served to the named defendants. "Either they will file an answer or move to dismiss" the complaint, Klayman said, "[but] we're confident the case will proceed."
    Within a few months, Klayman said, the court will likely define the "class" the suit seeks to represent by ruling that "everyone's in" or by allowing Verizon customers to either opt-in or out-out of the class. Currently the suit only represents a Pennsylvania couple.
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said during a Sunday appearance on Fox News that he intends to file a class-action lawsuit against Verizon and the Internet companies over the surveillance programs, but it's unclear how exactly he will proceed with the plans.
    [READ: Patriot Act Author: Orders Violate Fourth Amendment]
    "I'm going to be asking all the Internet providers and all of the phone companies: Ask your customers to join me in a class action lawsuit," Paul said Sunday. "If we get 10 million Americans saying we don't want our phone records looked at, then maybe someone will wake up and something will change in Washington."
     
    Paul "effectively endorsed our case," Klayman said, speculating that the senator "must have known about it." Although a copy of the Verizon lawsuit was sent to Paul's office, the attorney said he received no response. Klayman founded the pro-transparency legal group Judicial Watch in 1994 and currently leads an organization called Freedom Watch.
     

     
  2. Can I just ask why the lawsuit seeks 20 billion? How is that money going to be redistributed? I just don't understand that part.
     
  3. This should be interesting.
     
  4. #4 okiuisdgf, Jun 13, 2013
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    yeah  so where's this 20 billion going? fuck the feds man... greedy fucks. 
     
  5. #5 Finger My Urethra, Jun 13, 2013
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    Could you imagine some how uploading all that data to wherever they wanted it uploaded too, it was probably expensive as hell for them.
     
    I think we all know that the government is going to go outside their power limits to resolve this, just as they did to incur it in the first place, if this got thrown out of court i think its gonna be safe to say the battle for America is on, weather its waged on the internet or in the streets, i mean probably the internet since we can all collectively dissent however anything can happen at this point i think. 
     
    Also, with the insider trading laws in politics in the states all of those people should already be in fucking jail, Obama should be in jail fuckin 10x over. 
     
  6. Most are thinking it will most likely be dismissed. Bush passed a all encompassing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act which has been amended numerous times to be stronger. One of the things the law does is give retroactive and future immunity from any and all lawsuits. It was extended to 2017 in 2012. 
     
    In it it has wording that directs all lower courts to through out any such case after its filled. 
     
    It all will depend on the Judge and his/her interpretation. Alot of times the Courts on matters of this or the military just throw it out. The Courts for instance dozens of times simply would not hear on issues like Dont Ask Dont Tell. They deferred them to the military or congress to solve it. 
     
    Most likely though this will simply take 5-10 years to filter through the courts. Usually how it works...things take time. Then it will hit the US Supreme Court and more so then not they also refuse to hear things of such nature or they side on that of the government. 
     
    Any which way it will be so long before you see a result it will be 2016 and election time again. 
     
  7. I can see why Biden was kept as VP. He is the reason no one will impeach Obama.
     
  8. Just a touch ironic that they used a warrant to check the AP reporters phone numbers when "they" had the data there all the time. I guess it's a little plus in a fucked up situation. :smoke:
     
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    Thats why I hope that the continuing Bengazi hearings and the new State Dept Scandals that will require hearings will send that hag back to the pits of hell that she came from. 
     
    There are a few goals now. Hearing after hearing and they have them set well into next year that will occupy every news cycle on the IRS, NSA, and Dept of State. This will cause the collapse of support for Team Obama which it already has. That leads us into the off elections in 2014. Theres a good chance that the Senate will change sides possibly. 
     
    In 2014 the full implications of Obamacare will be felt. Most Americans will see a 50-150% increase in there insurance. Companies like Walmart will continue to hire Temps as there doing for the first time to escape having to provide insurance. 
     
    Americans will finally have had enough and the firewall to stop Obama will be fully erected. Nothing he wants will get passed. Then in 2016 depending on how the State Dept hearing go will determine 2016 elections. Hillary could be so toxic that she can't run. She will claim its old age or something else. Biden will run and that will finally end the current Regimes rein and the end of the failed mental condition called liberalism. That will be Obamas legacy as well. You usually remember the last couple years of a President not the first. 
     
    Whats interesting is in 2016 whoever is President will find himself in a bind. Theres no more money to be had massive cuts have to happen. Obamacare will be gutted finally and put out to the pasture as it should be. Taxes will finally be lowered and the economic engine will hum again. Once we hit 2020-2025 time frame the US will be the largest supplier of oil on the planet. 
     
  10. I would hope that the American public i smart enough to not cast their votes that turn the Senate Republican. We would be royally fucked with their sense of direction. :smoke:
     
  11. This Syrian rebel thing makes Obama literally guilty of treason.

    They are REQUIRED to impeach him now.

    If they don't they are all traitors and enemies to the free people.of this country

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    Yeah, cause we aren't royally fucked right now? HAHAHA! Your master is the same no matter what color he is wearing.
     
     
    Anyone know how to get in on this class action? Not that I want or think I would get any money out of it but I am a Verizon customer and would like my name signed to this thing.
     
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    I may or may not be a verizon customer, but I would like the same information from anyone who has it. 
     
    Thanks in advance.
     
  14. I signed onto this lawsuit I am taking the feds to court! lol
     
  15. Can someone please answer my original question........?
     
  16. For the most part the attorney will get a pecent like 10-20% and the rest will be evenly disributed to the ppl who sign on.
     
  17. Smacked with class action lawsuit, Barry is....mmmhummm

    I hope my money isnt paying for the cunt's attorneys and defense shit.
     
  18. How?
     
  19. I think I'd rather Obama than Biden. 
     
    Lying about Benghazi probably wasn't a bad thing. If we were told the truth, we probably would have become paranoid. Well, at least the media would have made us paranoid. If we were paranoid, we would probably wouldn't care so much that the NSA collects all our digital files. 
     
    HAd we known it was an attack when it was an attack, we probably would have less freedoms today and the government would use the paranoid to take more powers. 
     

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