Court rejects Obama bid to stop wiretapping suit

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has lost its argument that the state secrets privilege is a good enough reason to stop a lawsuit over the government's warrantless wiretapping program.

    A federal appeals court in San Francisco has rejected the Justice Department's request for an emergency stay. The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, claimed that national security would be compromised if a lawsuit brought by the U.S. chapter of an Islamic charity was allowed to proceed.

    The case was brought by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, a defunct charity with a chapter in Oregon.

    The appeals court decision is a setback for the new Obama administration as it adopts some of the same positions on national security and secrecy as the Bush administration.


    Excite News - Court rejects Obama bid to stop wiretapping suit
     
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    Is this what is referred to as the Ninth Circuit? aka anti American court of appeals???
     
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    Obama defends warrantless wiretapping? Invokes the state secrets argument to block a lawsuit? In Pelosiland?

    Pelosi for President in 2012?
     
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    That would be worse than hell.
     
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    I said that as soon as he got into office, he'd want to retain many of the national security measures that Bush had in place. The reason? They're effective and necessary. Should there be some oversight? Absolutely. Should we dismantle the entire process of warrantless wiretapping? Absolutely not.
     
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    no, its known as the 9th CIRCUS
     
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    Pe;osi for President??? Let me know if you can find anywere in the US other than SF that the woman could be elected dog catcher let alone president.
     

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