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Edmonds challenged her retaliatory dismissal by filing suit in federal court. Last July, the district court dismissed her case when Attorney General John Ashcroft invoked the so-called state secrets privilege. In legal papers, the ACLU has sharply criticized the government's radical theory that every aspect of the Edmonds case involves state secrets and therefore it cannot go forward.
Originally posted by LeftBehind
There are many who claim that the evidence backing this is undeniable proof.
Edmonds, a former Middle Eastern language specialist hired by the FBI shortly after 9/11, was fired in 2002 after repeatedly reporting serious security breaches and misconduct in the agency's translation program.
"My case is one of many in which the government has fired those who uncover weaknesses in our ability to prevent terrorist attacks," Edmonds said. "If we truly want to protect America, we must first protect America's national security whistleblowers."
The case that was argued this morning concerned a complaint by Edmonds that the government was denying her First Amendment rights. Only after she was fired did Edmonds go to the Congress. She is saying she played by the rules and was squashed by the government without cause or explanation. And when she went outside the official channel to reveal what was going on within the bureau, the government responded by classifying her previous attempts to speak out, including press accounts written before the classification came down. One of them was a 60 Minutes segment.
Originally posted by bsbray11
Btw, I have a .pdf version of Rodriguez's filing open right now (search for it on Google; titled "Rodriguez vs. Bush"), and here's what it asserts:
WTC1, 2, and 7 were demolished; FEMA illegally removed evidence from the site; defendants concealed knowledge of multiple forewarnings; gag orders were issued to inhibit responder and eyewitness testimonies; defendants allowed attacks to take place; Flights 11, 175, and 77 could have been intercepted but were not; "Ground Stop" orders prevented interceptions and must have come from the White House; Flight 93's crash contradicts official story; allegations of election fraud; charges against Rico for staging the recount riot with all republicans.