New and worse secrecy and immunity claims from the Obama DOJ

Discussion in 'US' started by barrett, Apr 12, 2009.

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  1. 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."

    Oh, and 'Beannachtaí na Cásca' to all!