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  •  Well, that's why it's secret (4+ / 0-)
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    elwior, aliasalias, Simplify, JVolvo

    If something of such constitutional  importance is a) kept secret and b) described as a serious breach by the people charged with oversight of the executive (namely Congress) who have seen this interpretation, that is enough to remove any presumption that the interpretation is protective of constitutional rights.  At this point, the burden should shift back to the executive to demonstrate that it is not engaged in wrongdoing, given the judgment of those with oversight duties.  We have limited evidence as the public, although our elected representatives have more.  That evidence does not cut in the administration's favor.

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