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30 January 2015


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"If successful, this legislation will pit the people and Constitution of Virginia against the federal acolytes of the national security state. This will be a frontal assault on on the weasel words concocted by NSA lawyers to justify mass surveillance and retention of all our personal information. It will be a punch in the gut of any federal official trying to serve a national security letter on a Virginian."

It won't do any of those things, imho. A state constitution limits the actions of state actors. The federal constitution limits the actions of federal actors. The feds are not bound by any provisions of a state constitution--they derive their power from the federal consitution, not any state constitution.

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