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Marcy Wheeler is a journalist with ExposeFacts.org, a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy. She also blogs at Emptywheel and writes widely about the legal aspects of the “war on terror” and its effects on civil liberties.
When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.