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In the case of former National Security Agency (NSA) executive Thomas A. Drake -- indicted last April and accused of funneling documents to an unnamed reporter at an unnamed newspaper, for stories that have not been identified -- the president's lawyers have made a unique and potentially unprecedented claim.
With less than a month before Drake's trial begins, the Obama administration has filed a memo with the court claiming the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) gives judges the right to censor and withhold material that is "unclassified."
"It is simply incorrect to argue
Originally posted by ShAuNmAn-X
reply to post by beezzer
Beezzer, you had me laughing my arse off at that post. The Government shouldn't be able to censor anything that is unclassified.
Originally posted by FTD Brat
reply to post by beezzer
All I can say is Ron Paul is the way forward at this point. Let's hope the US makes it to the 2012 election in one piece.
In a document filed the following day (PDF), Drake's representation reacted with horror. "There is no authority for this unprecedented assertion in the context of a criminal case," they wrote. "The National Security Agency Act of 1959 is a civil statute that does not address criminal prosecutions or the rights of a criminal defendant. The applicable statute is the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA). CIPA is the only statute that confers upon courts the authority to admit substitutions for relevant evidence in criminal cases. CIPA authorizes substitutions only for 'classified information,' not unclassified information."
Originally posted by alienreality
Marxists and communists always pull stunts like this, so it isn't really any surprise..
Everything obama has done has been centered on the exact same methods used by the communist party in Russia before the wall fell..80% of his appointees and staff are all communist/marxist loving fruitloops besides..
Sure, Bush and son's put the race to tyranny in high gear with the patriot act, and they passed the baton off to obama, and boy, just look at him go.. And with the mass media helping out, the damage to national security and democracy have reached truly EPIC proportions..