« Penguins love to party | Main | Geekiest protest sign ever »

Justice Department uses national security as excuse to censor Supreme Court quote about using national security as excuse to censor dissent

As you know, the ACLU has been suing the USA PATRIOT Act, and the Justice Department has been gagging them and censoring many of the documents in the interest of national security. Many of the formerly redacted comments are now public. Well, just what kind of information useful to terrorists did they censor? How about a quote from the Supreme Court?

"The danger to political dissent is acute where the Government attempts to act under so vague a concept as the power to protect 'domestic security.' Given the difficulty of defining the domestic security interest, the danger of abuse in acting to protect that interest becomes apparent."

They blotted that out from the document in the name of national security?!?! What the hell are they thinking?!??!

FYI, here's a an ACLU donation link. I just renewed my membership.

Post a comment

LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. IT IS HERE TO TRAP ROBOTS.

LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. IT IS HERE TO TRAP ROBOTS.

LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. IT IS HERE TO TRAP ROBOTS.

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on August 31, 2004.

The previous post in this blog was Penguins love to party.

The next post in this blog is Geekiest protest sign ever.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.3