Perspectives on where our world is heading from a vantage point in Denver, Colorado.
20 July 2006
Court Rejects State Secrets Claim
A United States trial court has rejected a federal government request to dismiss a case based on the "state secrets" privilege in an NSA wiretapping case. The full opinion is here. This has the potential to reign in illegal Bush Administration spying that has long been permitted to fester behind procedural barriers and claims that national security overrides the rule of law.