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Rule of Law?

DOJ Moves to Dismiss AT&T Class Action under Cover of Night

Early Saturday morning, in the darkest hours of the night, the Department of Justice made good its threat to file a motion to dismiss our class-action lawsuit against AT&T, contending that AT&T’s collaboration with the NSA’s massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications (which violates the law and the privacy of its customers)–despite being front page news throughout the United States and the subject of government press conferences and Congressional hearings–is a state secret. The motion was accompanied by declarations by Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander, Director, National Security Agency and John D. Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence. We will vigorously oppose this motion.

(via Boing Boing)

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Some more…

Fired for Blogging? — Extraconstitutional Speech Protections
(Eugene Volokh, The Volokh Conspiracy)

Feds Go All Out to Kill Spy Suit
(Ryan Singel, Wired.com)

The Perform Act: Anti-Satellite Bill Attacks New XM2go Devices
(Orbitcast)
via Digg

Walk a Quarter-Mile or Die
(LiveScience)
via Digg

The GOP and Limited Government: Do They Have a Future Together
(David Frum, Bruce Bartlett, David Boaz, Reihan Salam, Ross Douthat – Cato Unbound)
via The Daily Dish