The warantless wiretapping saga is back in the media again. This time the Feds are playing the part of troll and are thumbing their noses at laws designed to keep nonsense in check. It appears that they think they are above the law.
Did it just get cold in here?
The Obama administration is set to argue to a federal appeals court Friday that the government may breach, with impunity, domestic spying laws adopted in the wake of President Richard M. Nixon’s Watergate scandal.
The case tests whether Americans may seek recourse or monetary damages when a sitting U.S. president bypasses Congress’s ban on warrantless spying on Americans — in this instance when President George W. Bush authorized his secret, warrantless domestic spying program in the aftermath of the September 2001 terror attacks.
If the government succeeds this will be an even slicker slope than the one US citizens are already holding on to.
The government, however, claims said it cannot be held liable under the spying law, and that Congress has not waived sovereign immunity — meaning the government has not consented to being sued for breaching its own laws.
Wow. What a load.
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