Mar 192014
 March 19, 2014  Posted by  Surveillance

Conor Friedersdorf writes:

Asked to debate whether Edward Snowden is “a patriot or a traitor” during an event at UCLA law school, Bruce Fein, the Constitutional attorney representing all of us in a class action suit against the NSA, remarked on the spirit of the 4th Amendment.

“Patriotism was defined by Thomas Paine at the founding as a citizen who protects his country from his government,” he began, “and I think that if we look at the 4th Amendment as part of what this country is about, we see that he certainly seems to fit on that side more than treason.”

Read more on The Atlantic.

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