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Congress Reassembles in the face of Secret Court and Secret Law. What will You Do about it?

Eric Lichtblau writes an article in Sunday’s New York Times that is worth reading because it provides detail on secret law and secret courts in America that President Barack Obama would rather you didn’t know. A FISA court of eleven justices, all appointed by the authoritarian Chief Justice John Roberts, have been authorizing massive warrantless [...]

Accused Terrorists to Face Criminal Charges

Four men accused of a terrorist plot have been… jailed. On United States soil. And today they will be taken in front of a court. In White Plains, New York. To be charged under the auspices the American justice system.

Also this week, 90 U.S. Senators cut off funding for the closing of the Guantanamo [...]

Why Doesn’t Obama Just Shoot Detainees in the Head?

New York Times:

Officials said the decision to proceed with military commissions came partly as a result of concerns that some detainees might not be successfully prosecuted in federal courts.

Roll that phrase around your brain a few times. Detainees will not be sent to trials because some detainees might not be found guilty [...]

Why Doesn't Obama Just Shoot Detainees in the Head?

New York Times:

Officials said the decision to proceed with military commissions came partly as a result of concerns that some detainees might not be successfully prosecuted in federal courts.

Roll that phrase around your brain a few times. Detainees will not be sent to trials because some detainees might not be found guilty in [...]

Obama Coming to Columbus, Ohio on Friday March 6. Protest, Anyone?

Barack Obama has gone to court declaring information about American torture or domestic warrantless spying to be an off-limits state secret. Barack Obama has gone to court to prevent people from preserving their constitutional rights.

Barack Obama is coming to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 6, 2009.

This is an opportunity to speak truth to [...]

My Letter to the Editor on Obama Violating Constitutional Rights. Show Me Your Letter.

Early this morning, I asked you to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in protest against Barack Obama’s use of the courts to stop people from bringing evidence that their constitutional rights have been violated. I shouldn’t ask you to do something that I won’t do. So here’s my letter:

Dear [...]

Christofascist Religious Censors Outraged at Islamofascist Censorship

In the Netherlands, parliamentarian Geert Wilders has been pushing to ban the Quran from his country because in his view it is “fascist.” Muslim groups, some of which have been pushing to censor Danish comics that upset them, are incensed that Wilders would support banning the Quran, and so they bring a case to a [...]

H.R. 6304: FISA For Dummies Video

For those Americans who think more about nipple slips and celebrity cads than the phantasms of lost freedom — that is to say, for most Americans — I’ve drawn up the following little FISA for Dummies video to try, try, try and capture their attention:

H.R. 6304.

The FISA Amendments Act.

When I say [...]