An appeals court granted the US government’s emergency request to allow the National Security Agency to keep collecting telephone metadata after a judge ruled that the program “likely violates the constitution.”

The government will ultimately win. They know they will.

They’ve got an unlimited source of money and access to the court of appeals. As much as these judges want do the honorable thing and rule within the law, they still have to go through the court of appeals and the Supreme Court. We’ve all seen in the past how the Supreme Court put us in the mess we're in today by allowing corporations to be considered “people” and money to be considered “free speech.”

It’s a mess and I believe that the government will ultimately prevail. They always do.

-Jesse Ventura

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