Membranophonist + bush + law   43

Ashcroft can be sued over arrests, appeals court rules -- latimes.com
"Members of the panel, all appointees of Republican presidents, characterized Ashcroft's detention policy as 'repugnant to the Constitution, and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history.'" What are principles and laws when they go out the window when we're scared?
Bush  Ashcroft  DoJ  Law  Constitution 
september 2009 by Membranophonist
Feds Urge Dismissal of High-Profile Spy Case | Threat Level | Wired.com
"The Obama administration is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit weighing whether a sitting U.S. president may lawfully create a spying program to eavesdrop on Americans’ electronic communications without warrants or congressional authorization."
Obama  Bush  DoJ  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Rights  Law  FISA 
august 2009 by Membranophonist
Bush asserts authority to bypass defense act - The Boston Globe
"I can do whatever I want." Less than a year left of the criminal administration.
Bush  Congress  Constitution  Law 
february 2008 by Membranophonist
Bush's EPA Is Pursuing Fewer Polluters - washingtonpost.com
Polluting the planet? Just cough up some money! All is forgiven.
Bush  GOP  Republicans  EPA  DoJ  Law  Pollution  Environment 
october 2007 by Membranophonist
"Broken Government" | Salon Books
"I never thought that the GOP posed a threat to the well-being of our nation. But these days, I no longer recognize my old party." –John Dean
GOP  Republicans  Government  Authoritarianism  Bush  Congress  Law 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
House Approves Changes in Eavesdropping - New York Times
Way to cave, Dems. "Oh noes! GWB will say we are terrorist huggers if we don't let him spy on whoever he wants without judicial oversight!" They are going to smear you anyway.
FISA  Congress  Intelligence  Surveillance  Law  Bush  Gonzales  DoJ 
august 2007 by Membranophonist
Impeach Vice President Cheney. - By Bruce Fein - Slate Magazine
"Cheney is impeachable for his overweening power and his sneering contempt of the Constitution and the rule of law." Fein must be a dirty liberal who hates freedom and/or puppies.
Cheney  Bush  Constitution  Law  Torture  Impeachment  Conservatives 
august 2007 by Membranophonist
Broader Privilege Claimed In Firings - washingtonpost.com
The Bush administration believes itself to be above the law. Impeachment of Bush and Cheney seems like a better and better option.
Bush  Congress  USAttorneys  Law 
july 2007 by Membranophonist
Bush commutes Libby prison sentence - Yahoo! News
Despicable as usual. Prison is only for the little people.
Libby  Plame  Bush  Law 
july 2007 by Membranophonist
DenverPost.com - Activists' expulsion cited as Bush rule
Dear Leader gets to filter audiences based on t-shirts and/or bumper stickers at his taxpayer-financed events. Authoritarianism is super.
Bush  Authoritarianism  Constitution  Rights  Law 
march 2007 by Membranophonist
Congress must stop an attack on Iran - Los Angeles Times
It does look like the Cheney/Bush administration is going to attempt a Flight Forward as Billmon warned.
Bush  Iran  Iraq  Congress  Military  Law 
february 2007 by Membranophonist
Torture's Long Shadow
By Vladimir Bukovsky, "who spent nearly 12 years in Soviet prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals for nonviolent human rights activities…" Torture is immoral and ineffective.
Bush  Torture  Morals  Law 
september 2006 by Membranophonist
Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: Bush Fights On For "Waterboarding"
"What the Bush administration wants is to introduce vagueness to get away with exactly the same barabarism they have deploying illegally for the past five years. They must be stopped. And eventually, they must be prosecuted for war crimes." Agreed.
Conservatives  Torture  Bush  CIA  Law  Morality 
september 2006 by Membranophonist
The Real Agenda - New York Times
Bush and Cheney are attempting to destroy the foundations of American democracy.
Politics  Bush  Constitution  Law 
july 2006 by Membranophonist
Wiretap Surrender
"This bill is not a compromise but a full-fledged capitulation on the part of the legislative branch to executive claims of power." Our slide toward authoritarian rule continues…
Politics  Congress  Bush  FISA  NSA  Spying  Surveillance  Law  Constitution 
july 2006 by Membranophonist
A Governing Philosophy Rebuffed
"This idea of a coronated president instead of an inaugurated president has been dealt a sharp rebuke." King Nothing will just get his rubber stamp Congress to okay detention without evidence and torture.
Politics  Bush  Law  Constitution  Guantanamo  Gitmo 
july 2006 by Membranophonist
Bush challenges hundreds of laws - The Boston Globe
''This is an attempt by the president to have the final word on his own constitutional powers, which eliminates the checks and balances that keep the country a democracy."
Bush  Constitution  Law  Politics  Torture  Surveillance 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
Warrantless Wiretaps Possible in U.S.
"…Gonzales left open the possibility yesterday that President Bush could order warrantless wiretaps on telephone calls occurring solely within the United States…" R.I.P., Amendment #4.
Bush  NSA  FISA  Constitution  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Rights 
april 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: DOJ: NSA Could've Monitored Doctors' Calls
Illegal domestic spying continues! All hail the lawless Bush administration.
Bush  FISA  NSA  Rights  Law  Congress 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Bush shuns Patriot Act requirement - The Boston Globe
"In addendum to law, he says oversight rules are not binding"
Politics  Bush  Congress  FBI  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
White House Aims to Block Legislation on Detainees
"The Bush administration in recent days has been lobbying to block legislation supported by Republican senators that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in 'cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' of detainees…" Torturific.
Politics  Bush  Torture  Rights  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
USNews.com: The White House says spying on terrorism suspects without court approval is OK. What about physical searches?
"The White House says spying on terror suspects without court approval is ok. What about physical searches?" The Fourth Amendment is a pre-9/11 concept.
Bush  FISA  FBI  DoJ  Law  Rights  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
TIME.com: Has Bush Gone Too Far? -- Jan. 09, 2006 -- Page 1
Bush broke the FISA laws proscribing warrantless domestic electronic surveillance. Having your appointees tell you it is legal doesn't make it so.
Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Behind Power, One Principle as Bush Pushes Prerogatives - New York Times
That principle being the "Unitary Executive" theory; basically, the president is above the law.
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Power We Didn't Grant
I can state categorically that the subject of warrantless wiretaps of American citizens never came up. I did not and never would have supported giving authority to the president for such wiretaps.
Politics  Bush  Congress  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Alito Defended Officials From Wiretap Suits
"The danger that high federal officials will disregard constitutional rights in their zeal to protect the national security is sufficiently real to counsel against affording such officials an absolute immunity." --US Supreme Court
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Rights  FISA  SCOTUS 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Spy Agency Mined Vast Data Trove, Officials Report - New York Times
The volume of information harvested from telecommunication data and voice networks, without court-approved warrants, is much larger than the White House has acknowledged…
Politics  Bush  NSA  Intelligence  Surveillance  Communications  Privacy  FISA  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Schneier on Security: The Security Threat of Unchecked Presidential Power
"This is indefinite dictatorial power. And I don't use that term lightly; the very definition of a dictatorship is a system that puts a ruler above the law." All hail King George!
Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Security  Law  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
United Press International - NewsTrack - Bush was denied wiretaps, bypassed them
U.S. President George Bush decided to skip seeking warrants for international wiretaps because the court was challenging him at an unprecedented rate.
Politics  Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Bob Barr, Bane of the Right?
The conservative movement has become the Cult of Dear Leader.
GOP  Conservatives  Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Law  Privacy  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Political opposites aligned against Bush wiretaps
"Norquist said: 'It's not either/or. If the president thinks he needs different tools, pass a law to get them. Don't break the existing laws.'" Grover Norquist: GOP apostate?
Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Law  Privacy  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Poll: Most Say U.S. Needs Warrant to Snoop
"A majority of Americans want the Bush administration to get court approval before eavesdropping on people inside the United States…" America hates America!
Politics  Bush  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
Report Questions Legal Basis for Bush's Spying Program - New York Times
"President Bush's rationale for authorizing eavesdropping on American citizens without warrants rests on questionable legal ground…"
Politics  Bush  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: White House Told NSA Briefings Broke Law
Law. What a quaint concept. Doesn't Harman know that September 11 changed everything?
Politics  Bush  Congress  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
Bush could bypass new torture ban - The Boston Globe
"When President Bush last week signed the bill outlawing the torture of detainees, he quietly reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief." If King George wants to attach electrodes to someone's nads, he can.
Politics  Bush  Torture  Law  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist

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