Charles Johnson, the SCOTUS and NSA phone metadata collection
In November 2013, Charles Johnson said that the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging the NSA phone metadata program was unsurprising, because the program is “constitutional” (in Johnson’s opinion).
A few months later (May, 2014), Sam Alito and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the court will likely rule on the NSA programs at some point.
Question for Mr. Johnson: now that Alito and Ginsburg contradicted you, do you still believe that the SCOTUS will not rule on the case? If you now believe the SCOTUS will hear the case, are you admitting you were wrong in believing that the SCOTUS refused to hear the case because it was “constitutional”?