April 7, 2009

Bush's wiretaps?

Obama's down with that - keep on keepin' on... From BoingBoing:
Obama DOJ invents radical authoritarian theory to defend Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping
The Obama administration has filed a brief in EFF's lawsuit against the government for its program of illegal, mass wiretapping of Americans, defending the practice, arguing that the lawsuit should be dismissed, endorsing the Bush administration's invented "State Secret" theory, and augmenting it with a new theory, that "the Patriot Act bars any lawsuits of any kind for illegal government surveillance unless there is "willful disclosure" of the illegally intercepted communications." This brief was not written by Bush cronies left behind by the outgoing administration: this is an invention of the Obama administration.

I don't expect the guy to walk on water, but I'd sure like it if he'd stop wallowing in the mud.
Posted by DaveH at April 7, 2009 12:05 PM
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