By Ben O’Neill – In order for a plaintiff to challenge the constitutionality of the NSA’s illegal surveillance programs, the person first had to prove having been subjected to surveillance, in order to show that they have “standing” to bring the case.
But of course, the very nature of the program is that it is kept secret, and all evidence which would prove that the plaintiff lies within the scope of the program is “classified.”
To obtain this evidence, a plaintiff would have to access classified information, which would then lead them to legal dangers of another kind.
Hence, a wonderfully absurd situation has prevailed. more> http://tinyurl.com/mqejxzp