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by Sharon Rondeau

U.S. District Court Judge Richard C. Leon worked in private practice and served as Special Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Banking Committee’s investigation into the Whitewater affair involving Bill and Hillary Clinton

(Sep. 1, 2015) — On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a decision rendered by U.S. District Court Judge Richard C. Leon in December 2013 that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of phone metadata is “likely unconstitutional.”

Leon had placed a stay on his ruling pending the government’s appeal.

With the latest ruling, Leon was tasked with reviewing his decision, a hearing for which has been scheduled for Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. EDT at the U.S. courthouse in Washington, DC.

The Obama regime had appealed Leon’s ruling, and hearings were conducted on November 4 of last year.  In its opinion, the three-judge appellate panel claimed that appellant Atty. Larry Klayman had not demonstrated that he had been harmed personally and therefore questioned whether or not he had “standing” to bring the case.

Klayman had successfully argued that the massive collection of phone records violated the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  In his ruling, Leon termed the practice “almost Orwellian” in a reference to the writings of George Orwell, author of “Animal Farm” and “1984.”

The Washington Post characterized the appellate panel’s ruling as “strictly procedural.”

In early June, Congress passed the USA Freedom Act, which included a provision for the NSA to cease data collection in favor of private telephone companies’ collection of the information.  The practice of data collection began after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania which killed nearly 3,000 people, paving the way for the passage of the Patriot Act later that year intended to thwart future attack plans.

The new provisions of the USA Freedom Act do not take effect until the end of November.  In the ensuing period, the appellate panel’s ruling allows the collection to continue.

The massive surveillance activity was first revealed in June 2013 to The Guardian by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is now in exile in Russia.

In his case, Klayman took issue with an interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and in December 2013, Leon agreed that the phone-records collection was “likely unconstitutional.”

A ruling in a second challenge to the data collection stated that Section 215 had not authorized collection of personal phone records by virtue of the fact that the public had been unaware of it and Congress had never openly approved it.

In a press release on Tuesday morning, Klayman expressed gratitude for Leon’s action following the appellate panel’s opinion, including his rejection of a “postponement” requested by the Obama regime.

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  1. DNC Operatives have used “no standing” also to keep over 300 to 400 Criminal Presentments served over the last several years from Discovery in any U.S. court to protect Democrat criminals since 2008. If the judges and families had not been threatened, as was reported, we may have had full Discovery and imprisonment of many DNC power brokers years ago. Current impeachment of Obama may prove good or bad as Obama is only the front man behind Syrian Muslim Jarrett, Black Panther Muslim Eric “Gun Felon” Holder, David Axelrod, Joe “Shotgun” Biden, Princess Pelosi, etc. Biden and Pelosi falsified Obama’s Eligibility in 2008 since Obama was a “dual citizen” from his time at Jakarta’s Muslim Boy Prep School in Indonesia. Biden got Obama in the CIA from 1981 to 1984 as a Farsi Interpreter in Afghanistan to use as a ruse to “forget” the Article 2 requirement for POTUS as either “natural born” which Obama was under two U.S. citizen parents (Malcolm X & Elizabeth Ann Newman-Terrorist and Bomber in The Weather Underground with Ayers/FBI Most Wanted List) but being an adopted child of Soetoro and student in Indonesia he was required by Indonesian Constitutional Law to become a citizen of Indonesia which created a problem for the DNC planned boy wonder of the DNC. We have seen the best legal scholars be blown out of courts including the wonderful Orly Taitz PA who tried so hard to protect and represent many of the SIX American Veterans that were illegally imprisoned and denied their rights by DNC Operatives. All the Veterans were Whistle Blowers who tried to expose government corruption-only one Veteran was given any mention in press and all the others were ignored by the DNC controlled agencies. The Post Email is the ONLY news outlet that has kept up with the devious corruption of DNC everywhere and also the horrific Constitutional and other law violations, corrupted judges, corrupted LEO’s who murdered Republican Commissioner Jim Miller, corrupted court houses and hideous law violation in Tennessee courts with no oversight we have seen over the years. Judge Blackwood, a DNC Operative, was in blatant violation of citizen rights and Constitutional Law, bench manner and total Misprision Of Felony using the Corporate Trust Law fraud to the fullest.