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Monthly Archive for January, 2006

Hamdi v Rumsfeld Quotes

Here are some quotes I’ve picked up from the Supreme Court Decision on Hamdi v Rumsfeld. This is a case where the military claims Hamdi (a U.S. citizen) is an enemy combatant because he was detained in Afghanistan. Hamdi claims he was not a combatant but was there for relief work. Hamdi was denied access [...]

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The Center for American Progress has published FAQs (pdf) regarding the legality of the NSA wiretaps. A summary can be found here. The overaching comment is, “Based on the facts available to date, the wiretap program appears to be clearly illegal.” This also jibes with my personal opinion, and that is why I’m posting this [...]

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Silicon.com has an article about several organizations challenging the FCC’s ruling of 2005 that applies to “any type of broadband internet access service”. This is more Big Brother behavior that the present administration has been demonstrating. The plaintiffs in the challenge argue that the types of measures the FCC approved are counter to the intent [...]

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Attorney General Gonzalez on NPR has stated that the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF, post 9-11) gives the Bush administration the power to use electronic surveillance. Two interesting quotes are: “It’s long been the case, as long as we’ve had electronic surveillance, that the United States has engaged in electronic surveillance of the enemy [...]

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I’m posting the “Bill of Rights” here as a ready reference. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a [...]

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