Friday, July 11, 2008

Police state watch

"Any citizen of this United States who is not involved in some illegal activity has nothing to fear."

"There is nothing to fear in the [new FISA] bill, unless you have Al Qaeda on your speed dial."*

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* Marty Lederman blogs, "It's simply not true . . . The new statute permits the NSA to intercept phone calls and e-mails between the U.S. and a foreign location, without making any showing to a court and without judicial oversight, whether or not the communication has anything to do with al Qaeda -- indeed, even if there is no evidence that the communication has anything to do with terrorism, or any threat to national security." (H/t Glenn Greenwald).

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