Judge: You can't sue the NSA for secretly spying on you unless you can prove they're secretly spying on you

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On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that anyone who wants to sue the NSA for secretly spying on them must first be able to specify exactly how the NSA is spying on them — despite the fact that it has been confirmed that the NSA spies on millions of Americans.

On top of the obvious difficulty of determining how the domestic surveillance branch of the most powerful government in the world is monitoring your life, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White put up a further barrier for suing the NSA. Even if you "could establish standing," he wrote, "a potential Fourth Amendment Claim would have to be dismissed on the basis that any possible defenses would require impermissible disclosure of state secret information."

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