In the most forceful of ways D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon smacked down the NSA's bulk metadata collection as violating the 4th Amendment and issued an injunction, ordering the NSA to immediately cease collecting information on the plantiffs. This ruling brings 2 questions to mind:

  • We know the NSA has lied to Congress about its activities before. Is it too far fetched to believe they'll ignore a ruling by a judge and continue collecting any information they want?
  • This ruling vindicates Edward Snowden. The NSA was violating the Constitution and his whistleblowing has made this possible. Will he ever be pardoned and allowed to return home?