US Department of Justice moves to dismiss EFF suit on ‘national security’ grounds
Tuesday May 16th 2006, 9:47 am

King George hears YOU!

“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”

King George W. Bush, 19 December 2000

Looks like King George is again attempting to assert his Royal powers.

The Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF) filed a class action suit against AT&T on 31 January 2006 alleging that AT&T’s divulgence of call records of millions of Americans (the vast majority of whom are unsuspected of any criminal activity) to the NSA without warrants, is illegal. EFF also asked the court to restrain AT&T from further warrantless disclosures.

The US Department of Justice has intervened, countering the EFF complaint with an unusual early Saturday morning filing, which moves to dismiss EFF’s complaint on the basis that public exposure of the evidence would compromise national security.

Is the United States a constitutional democratic republic- or King George’s personal plaything?

We shall see.

The court is slated to rule on the government’s motion to dismiss EFF’s complaint on Wednesday, 17 May 2006.

-weez


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Weez, of course they’d only use the database to catch terrorists, never to crack down on dissent …

Federal Source to ABC News: We Know Who You’re Calling

May 15, 2006 10:33 AM

Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:

A senior federal law enforcement official tells ABC News the government is tracking the phone numbers we (Brian Ross and Richard Esposito) call in an effort to root out confidential sources.

Comment by NicM 05.16.06 @ 12:20 pm

Nic, thanks for the link. That’s truly frightening.

Comment by weez 05.16.06 @ 12:58 pm



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