...but you sure as hell can fight a multi-billion dollar corporation, especially when the President isn't able to interfere with due process of law.
From an Associated Press news story dated 12 May, available at Yahoo News:
"TRENTON, N.J. - Two New Jersey public interest lawyers sued Verizon Communications Inc. for $5 billion Friday, claiming the phone carrier violated privacy laws by turning over phone records to the National Security Agency for a secret government surveillance program..."
"The lawsuit asks the court to stop Verizon from turning over any more records to the NSA without a warrant or consent of the subscriber."
While Congress seems to be largely powerless to stop the Executive Branch's abuse of power, they're nothing compared to a few smart attorneys who sense an unbelievably ginormous fee. (El-oh-el)
I'm just kidding...the reality is, all lawyers are noble and helpful and work only in their client's best interest all the time.
(my attorney insisted that I say that)
"This is the largest and most vast intrusion of civil liberties we've ever seen in the United States," (attorney) Afran said of the NSA program.
...oh, alright...I guess there ARE some lawyers that are cool.
The entire article is worth reading, even though Verizon lamely insists they don't allow "...unfettered access..." to any government agency for "fishing" expeditions, whatever THAT means.
As far as I'm concerned...."That fish don't swim!"