Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Devine Right Of George Bush: Warrentless Eavesdropping

Let's face it after the Democrats rubber stamped his dictatorial powers he can issue edicts and who is left to question them.
It's all about state secrets you see, and as everybody knows it's just too secret to talk about.

The Bush administration said Monday the constitutionality of its warrantless electronic eavesdropping program cannot be challenged.

The government is taking that position in seeking the dismissal of federal court lawsuits against the government and AT&T over its alleged involvement in the once-secret surveillance program adopted after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The strategy was first recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in a McCarthy-era lawsuit. It has been increasingly invoked in a bid to shield the government from legal scrutiny. more

And if you are wondering how this sorry state of affairs came to pass, read on Alternet.

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