We'll just declare the constitution a classified document then anyone who references it's protections will be a de facto leaker/enemy of the state
And it would make oaths of office go much quicker if people didn't have to pretend to swear allegiance to it since it can't be publicly discussed or even acknowledged.
This should probably relate to tech somehow - so what's say we just encrypt the thing so that only 'authorized authorities' (sounds like a suitably recursive phrase for a gvt title) can access it?
Can't the State Secrecy Priveledge not be used since it violates the constitution under this case. The Bill of Rights guarantees that "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Notice the phrase, secure in their houses?
SO..... If the NSA room at AT&T is real, it is unconstitutional, so the lawsuit can't be struck down by the SSP because that would mean that the government could violate the constitution. Since the basis of America is the constitution and BOR, they can't use some vestige of British law to strike down a case that violates the highest law of the land.
Tom, you know a lot about law, what do you think?
Also, does anyone know where the SSP is actually written? Is it in the constitution, All the articles I've read just say it came from England.