It also appears that courts have ruled much of their surveillance unconstitutional but they are trying to suppress knowledge of this ruling. I was never able -- until recently -- to comprehend the violence of the French Revolution. What else do you do when the ruling elite is so out of touch with the governed? I still doubt it will happen in my lifetime, but eventually heads are going to roll. There's not going to be to be a pretty ending to these stories, if we don't find a peaceful way to put an end to arrogance in Washington. Justice Department Fights Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding Unconstitutional Surveillance In the midst of revelations that the government has conducted extensive top-secret surveillance operations to collect domestic phone records and internet communications, the Justice Department was due to file a court motion Friday in its effort to keep secret an 86-page court opinion that determined that the government had violated the spirit of federal surveillance laws and engaged in unconstitutional spying.