New and worse secrecy and immunity claims from the Obama DOJ

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I heard Keith Olberman rant against Obama recently and could hardly believe the man who, during the election season, had skewed Hilary and fawned on Obama, could do such a turn around. He accused Obama and co of abuses of executive power and secrecy that surpass Bush and Cheney's abuses. Then I did some research...

"...But the Obama DOJ demanded dismissal of the entire lawsuit based on (1) its Bush-mimicking claim that the "state secrets" privilege bars any lawsuits against the Bush administration for illegal spying, and (2) a brand new "sovereign immunity" claim of breathtaking scope -- never before advanced even by the Bush administration -- that the Patriot Act bars any lawsuits of any kind for illegal government surveillance unless there is "willful disclosure" of the illegally intercepted communications."

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/04/06/obama/index.html

Oh, and 'Beannachtaí na Cásca' to all!
 

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