Judge orders the continued destruction of case evidence


Since when was it legal to destroy evidence in a court case? Wander over to Tech Dirt if you want to hear the convoluted nonsensical reasoning.

The case? The  ongoing destruction of key evidence in the Jewel v. NSA case.

 Let me not waste your time and get to the chase. It’s A-OK for the DOJ to continue to destroy evidence. 

About an hour before the hearing, the DOJ presented its opposition to the temporary restraining order, arguing, basically, that it would be too damn complicated to stop destroying evidence in the case. Part of this is because the data collected under the Section 702 program apparently isn’t just one big database, but is quickly fed into all sorts of other systems.

Unlike the Section 215 telephony metadata program, which resides on a discrete computer systems architecture, communications acquired pursuant to Section 702 reside within multiple databases contained on multiple systems. Those databases and systems are designed to effectuate FISC-approved minimization procedures that require (with certain limitations) the destruction (purge) upon recognition of certain communications and the age-off of certain raw data within either two years or five years from the expiration of the certification authorizing its acquisition. Halting these purges and age-offs to preserve all Section 702 material, as we understand the Court to have ordered, would require significant technical changes to these databases and systems and would have the effect of forcing NSA into non-compliance with FISC-approved minimization procedures, thus placing the entire program in legal jeopardy

In short: because we’re ordered to delete some data by the law to avoid spying on Americans, to now ask us not to delete any data would violate the law that says we have to delete some data. And, to figure out how to do this would be crazy confusing, because the NSA is a giant bureaucratic machine of spying, and you can’t just throw a rock into it like that.

More at Tech Dirt

Here is a rather chilling look at where our info is being stored. This video was taken while under construction. It is now complete, ready for us.

16 Responses to “Judge orders the continued destruction of case evidence”

  1. Fed. Judge: Unconstitutional behavior? Violation of oath? Exactly…Who is in charge? | Scanned Retina Resource Says:

    […] Judge orders the continued destruction of case evidence […]

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link.

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  2. Petermc3 Says:

    Gee, how did this project get EPA approval since it appears as though they may have had to dispossess a rattler or two in order to build this behemoth?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Funny you should mention it. They have been having problems getting enough water! Sure they have an exemption.

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  3. zip Says:

    The TV series ‘Person of Interest’ seems to be playing out in real time, as the ‘machine’ is under the control of those who have the mind-set of completing their goal of domination and destruction. ‘Pay back time’ … regardless of, who you are or what you didn’t do!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No one dare cross this regime. How about Bergdahl’s comrades? Who is getting swift boated? They will have every agency out there on their back.

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      • the unit Says:

        If I cross this regime, I must remember I didn’t do that by myself. Nope I had their instigation.

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    A troubling story indeed! What a crock, and a judge went along with it! As one commenter on my blog stated, how do we even know they are really destroying this information? Most likely they are just moving it somewhere and claiming they are destroying it.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Absolutely. In fact, so many agencies have the info, they can’t destroy it all, just as they claim. One long ride into the hopper my friend. Now with this wacko couple who just shot a couple of cops claiming they were anti-government, we will never hear the end of it. Now it is reported that they were at the Bundy ranch. Wouldn’t have that given them just what they wanted if they had acted up out there.

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      • Steve Dennis Says:

        Yep, and now there are reports they had swastikas in their home and placed Gadsden flags on the bodies. The left finally has what they have been praying for and they are not going to let this go to waste!

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  5. gds44 Says:

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link.

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Orwellian Times — in so many ways!

    How are we going to take back our country?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A totalitarian state rises. This is how it happens. A witness to History. A once proud Republic now coming to this.
      An awakening must happen.

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  7. Paul Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      thanks again.

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