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This is the best news out of the Senate this year. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Dick ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 157 comments on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker had a busy week, hearing from lawyers for EFF arguing against telco amnesty and from lawyers in Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Bush , who are suing the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2008 at 01:20 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Salon has a fascinating and disturbing story today from Jon Eisenberg , one of the Al Haramain lawyers:
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 272 comments on Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 11:20 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
It's the final FISA fight of this Congress. The Senate just rejected Dodd's amendment to strip Title II--the immunity provisions--from the bill, 32-66. Now up is Sen. Specter's amendment that ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 876 comments on Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 09:22 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
For the scope of the damage that our Congress is about to do, consider this by Jonathan Turley.
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 441 comments on Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 08:06 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
These are the people with perhaps the most important voices of all on the issue. They put their professional lives and reputations on the line, one more than thirty years ago, two during this ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 145 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2008 at 03:25 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
DNI McConnell and AG Mukasey have penned yet another missive to Harry Reid, this time to warn him that the most promising of amendments to be considered to the FISA Amendments Act, Bingaman's ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 175 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2008 at 07:35 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
You're going to hear a lot today about how much the FISA Amendments Act have been improved from the last iteration coming from the Senate. That will be the cover for those who vote for this bill, ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 184 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2008 at 10:10 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
I am trying to lobby Barack Obama and all the other Senators not to fall into the trap of voting for this odious bill, based on the fear that the media, which is controlled by special interests, ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 04:16 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The Democratic establishment is out in full force now, providing justification for the crappy FISA Amendments Act that's about to become law. While they haven't learned how to fight like Republicans (
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 404 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2008 at 04:15 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Anything sound familiar ? IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 115 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2008 at 05:05 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
This is Glenn Greenwald's take on the statement Obama made this afternoon. "This statement has so ...
by chechecule
Comment Count 174 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 07:37 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Yesterday Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the Northern District of California issued an opinion in Al Haramain v. Bush, one of the cases challenging the NSA warrantless wiretapping program. ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 244 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 06:45 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Rasmussen recently polled on wiretapping , finding that "Voters ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 104 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 11:30 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Proving that you can both support a candidate and hold him or her accountable, a major effort by ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 359 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 12:20 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Sen. Feingold has a video message for everyone who's been calling and writing about FISA:
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 123 comments on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 06:50 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 147 comments on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 07:00 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
There have been a plethora of diaries in the past week in regards to Obama's stance on FISA legislation and the backlash that has ensued by ...
by MisterOpus1
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 10:56 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
It's a temporary reprieve, not a victory, but Senators Dodd and Feingold have worked with Durbin and Reid to delay the FISA vote until July 8. Feingold's statement (via e-mail): "I'm ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 96 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 04:40 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
There's been some excellent analysis of the FISA bill around the blogosphere. I particularly ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 220 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT with 0 Recommends