Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

Yet Another Court Rejects Bush’s PATRIOT Act

For the second time this month, the Bush/Cheney/GOP attack on civil liberties and the Constitution has been slapped down by a lower court judge who didn’t mince words about the blatant lack of interest the Bush Admin and the Pubs in Congress seem to have in protecting the freedoms of Americans or...

Expanded Spying on US Citizens Didn’t Wait for FISA Bill

One of the things I think we have all learned to appreciate about the Bush Administration is the speed with which they prove they lied to you. Mere weeks after Congress was assured by both DNI Mike McConnell and HS Sec Chertoff that the police-state powers to spy on Americans in the FISA bill would NEVER be...

All Your Communications Are Belong To Us

Via pogge (ProgBlogs reprazent!): Canada’s government appears to be just as scornful of civil liberties as that of our southerly neighbours. CBC News reports on a document it has obtained, detailing a consultation process undertaken by the Conservative government to see “how law enforcement and...

Patriots Caught In Domestic Spy Probe?

Ok maybe not but hey, the coincidences are hard to ignore. Surely you’ve heard by now how a Patriots minion was nabbed with a camera Sunday in the Meadowlands, allegedly having videotaped the defensive signals being called out by the New York Jets, so they could be more readily pilfered by the New...

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