Thursday, April 9, 2009

Obama DOJ extends Bushco wire-tapping defense into new territory

Read The Raw Story.

The Glenn Greenwald snip below is the money quote, but you need to understand the legal issues at odds:

"In other words, beyond even the outrageously broad 'state secrets' privilege invented by the Bush administration and now embraced fully by the Obama administration, the Obama DOJ has now invented a brand new claim of government immunity, one which literally asserts that the U.S. Government is free to intercept all of your communications (calls, emails and the like) and -- even if what they're doing is blatantly illegal and they know it's illegal -- you are barred from suing them unless they 'willfully disclose' to the public what they have learned," Greenwald wrote Monday.

Constitution: ripping sound.

Honeymoon period. Sure.

1 comment:

Brian Shields said...

Exactly as I feared... once implemented, never repealed, war or no war.