Opaque Nation Continued

In this week’s edition of “Opaque Nation” (see last week’s here), we have two new examples of the Bush administration’s on-going war against transparent government. First, Kevin Drum (here and here) is all over the redactions made to the opinion issued by the Second Circuit...

Opaque Nation: “Secrets” Trump Justice

The Supreme Court today refused to hear the appeal of Khaled el-Masri who was seeking to overturn the trial court’s dismissal of his lawsuit. Through his lawsuit, el-Masri was seeking redress for being kidnapped by the CIA, spirited away and tortured in Afghanistan. His abduction was the result of...

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...