Syzygy

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Is this what you call change?

This is exactly what I was worried about when Obama turned around and supported telecom immunity after he said he wouldn't...

From Salon:
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.

One step forward, one step back...

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