May 11, 2006

Who's Left?

Via Echidne, we find a link to an AP wire blurb indicating that the Justice Deparment has given up investigating the legality of the NSA wiretapping program. Why did Justice give up?

"We have been unable to make any meaningful progress in our investigation because OPR [Office of Professional Responsibility] has been denied security clearances for access to information about the NSA program," OPR counsel H. Marshall Jarrett wrote to Hinchey. Hinchey's office shared the letter with The Associated Press. Jarrett wrote that beginning in January 2006, his office has made a series of requests for the necessary clearances. Those requests were denied Tuesday. "Without these clearances, we cannot investigate this matter and therefore have closed our investigation," wrote Jarrett.

So, if Congress can't investigate it (Prez has authority to do what he wants; Congress can't interfere), the Press can't talk about it (gives info to our enemies), and the Justice Department can't see if any laws were broken (NSA won't give them clearances to investigate), is anyone left standing who can see if (perhaps) any actual laws or parts of the two-fucking-hundred year old founding-fucking-document US Constitution were violated?

Just wondering.

Posted by baltar at May 11, 2006 12:55 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Free Speech | Law and the Courts | The Ever Shrinking Constitution


Well what's the Michigan militia up to?

Posted by: Armand at May 11, 2006 05:28 PM | PERMALINK

Holy cow does Gary Farber have a big, fat "I told you so" up at his site.

Posted by: binky at May 11, 2006 05:30 PM | PERMALINK
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