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Obama Lawyers Invoke "State Secrets" to Block Warrantless Spying Lawsuit

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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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Obama Lawyers Invoke "State Secrets" to Block Warrantless Spying Lawsuit



www.alternet.org

It's not the first time Obama's DOJ has employed the tactic so often used by the Bush administration to block accountability for government crimes. - Oops, they did it again: lawyers for Barack Obama's Department of Justice have invoked the "state secrets" privilege to block a lawsuit seeking to reverse one of the most scandalous policies of the Bush administration.

In a motion filed in a San Francisco court on Friday, attorneys for the Obama administration moved to dismiss a challenge to the National Security Agency's notorious warrantless wiretapping program. "The information implicated by this case, which concerns how the United States seeks to detect and prevent terrorist attacks, would cause exceptionally grave harm to national security," DOJ lawyers argued in the 36-page brief, echoing an argument made ad nauseum by the Bush administration.

The case, Jewel v. NSA, was filed in September of 2008 on behalf of five AT&T customers "to stop the illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records," according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the civil liberties organization that brought forth the suit. "Evidence in the case includes undisputed documents provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark Klein showing AT&T has routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San Francisco controlled by the NSA."

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[edit on 6-4-2009 by News And History]




posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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This is one of many crimes done by the occult-world government & their minions in AT&T (which has just as much access to the internet as CERN). We can not trust those traitors, and we sure won't be enslaved by them.

Stay aware & spread the truth about our common-enemies. They're working against us (spying, falsely-charging, and passing unconstitutional acts among other deplorable things), everyday.

www.alternet.org (visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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January 21, 2009


United States President Barack Obama announced today that his administration will roll back the secrecy that has ruled during the Bush Administration and implement a new era of government openness and transparency.

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Obama called on all government agencies to err on the side of openness and release information whenever possible, which directly contradicts orders by the previous administration to look for reasons to withhold information whenever possible. Just because you have the legal right to withhold information, doesn't mean you should, Obama said at a White House press conference and staff swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.


blog.wired.com...

that didnt last long....



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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Thats transparancy for ya.
Two lines.
Three Lines.
And so on..
Oh thank the messiah for the change.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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Did you honestly expect them not to try something like this? Is anyone else starting to notice that this administration is bringing very little "change" where it actually matters? In fact, i see no "change" at all: our Constitution is still being shredded to bits, our economy is still in the toilet, and the same kind of wasteful government spending is still rampant and ever increasing. THIS is "change"?

back on topic:

obama is going to assert that the government needs this kind of secrecy to enable them to fight terrorism or global warming or manbearpig or whatever explanation will frighten people enough to allow him to get away with this. But when he uses scare tactics to force through Constitution corroding legislation, it's ok...this is "change"


TheAssociate

edit because i try to type too fast

[edit on 6-4-2009 by TheAssociate]



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