|Vinson, right, agreed with Tea Partiers, left, that Obamacare was unconstitutional, but had no|
problem rubber stamping government surveillance of the phone calls of 100,000,000
Americans not suspected of wrongdoing.
He is a senior federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and is also, obviously, on the U.S. Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA).
A Naval Academy graduate, he was appointed to the federal bench by Ronald Reagan in 1983.
In 2011 he ruled Obamacare unconstitutional, reusing parts of a brief filed by the Family Research Council in his ruling.
The order Vinson signed off on expressly bars Verizon from disclosing to the public either the existence of the FBI's request for its customers' records, or the court order itself.
Al Gore just called what Vinson allowed "obscenely outrageous."