28 February 2009

Hope, Change and...

...Crawford, Texas...

The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, claimed national security would be compromised if a lawsuit brought by the Oregon chapter of the charity, Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, were allowed to proceed.

Now, civil libertarians hope the case will become the first chance for a court to rule on whether the warrantless wiretapping program was legal. It cited the so-called state secrets privilege as a defence against the lawsuit.

"All we wanted was our day in court, and it looks like we're finally going to get our day in court," said Al-Haramain's lawyer, Steven Goldberg. "This case is all about challenging an assertion of power by the executive branch, which is extraordinary."
Of course... unlike evil Oiljesus Bush-Hitler... "The One" can do no wrong...
(image via sc&a)

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LAST WORD: It's true... "the sun never sets..."
“We are now involved in a kind of surreal mini-British civil war a few thousand miles away.”
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2 comments:

Philanthropist said...

The Islamic Republik of Britain.

Neo Conservative said...

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don't get too smug... by all recent accounts, it's not like it couldn't be happen here as well.

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