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  •  And of course, the correct answer to Whithouse... (10+ / 0-)

    ... is "So when are you proposing legislation that removes the State Secrets Privilege as a legal argument against providing court testimony?"

    That's the measure that should be included in this FISA Amendment Act, not amnesty.

    •  Presicely, or in the alternative, that if the US (2+ / 0-)
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      semiot, tbetz

      asserts a state secret privelege, then the other side wins by default.  Then, let's see how real this state secrets bullshit is.  Applying the empty chair doctrine to its full.  Or, less radically, make an evidentiary rule that makes the asserted facts by the party asking for the "secret" evidence be taken as proved when the state secret "privelege" is asserted.

      Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

      by StrayCat on Mon Dec 17, 2007 at 02:58:45 PM PST

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