Comments on: Senate must rein in the NSA Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Laster Tue, 03 Jun 2014 03:52:21 +0000 @HardHeadedDane

Do you really think you were corresponding with anyone other than one of her aides ?

By: HardHeadedDane Tue, 03 Jun 2014 03:24:46 +0000 It is not going to happen…It is not going to happen….

Anyone thinking that the Senate will reign in the NSA needs to read Dianne Feinstein’s patronizing closing paragraph to me in her reply to my letter expressing concern about the legality of the NSA’s spying programs:

“Again, please know that although we may not agree on this subject, your correspondence is important to me and I value your contribution to the ongoing debate about U.S. national security programs. If you have any additional comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841.

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator”


Give her a call and see for yourself….

By: dd606 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:35:31 +0000 Lets see….


How to Fix the FBI: It Shouldn’t Be an Intelligence Agency
Mike German

It is time for Congress to conduct a thorough examination of the FBI’s use of its post-9/11 authorities to end programs that are unnecessary, ineffective, or prone to abuse.

The CIA’s Torture Two-Step
Victoria Bassetti

Is CIA reform even possible when it fights so relentlessly against disclosure of its misdeeds?

Recent Litigation

Riley v. California (Amicus Brief)

In this amicus brief, the Brennan Center argues that law enforcement officers should not be allowed to search the contents of a cellphone without a warrant.

Al Falah Center v. Township of Bridgewater

The Al Falah Center brought suit against the Township of Bridgewater, N.J. to compel the township to allow Al Falah to move forward with plans to renovate an existing building for use as a mosque and Islamic community center.

United States v. Jones (Amicus Brief)

The Brennan Center filed an amicus brief arguing that the prolonged, warrantless use of GPS tracking devices to monitor a suspect’s behavior is unconstitutional.

Kiyemba v. Obama (Amicus Brief)

The Brennan Center for Justice, along with a group of other organizations, has submitted three amici briefs in support of the D.C. District Court’s ruling that the government must release into the United States a group of Uighurs detained at Guantánamo Bay.

Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri

The Center defended a Qatari national detained as an “enemy combatant” in the United States in his habeas corpus action that challenged the Executive’s claim to unchecked authority to indefinitely detain a legal reesident of the U.S. without any charge of wrongdoing. Mr. al-Marri was imprisoned without trial and without due process between 2003 and 2009.

Boumediene v. Bush (Amicus Brief)

In August 2007, the Brennan Center filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of habeas corpus scholars in the United States and in the United Kingdom, explaining why habeas corpus rights must be granted to individuals held in Guantánamo Bay.


So basically, you’re just one of those liberal ‘civil liberties’ groups, that always assumes the bad guys are good, and the good guys are bad, and you’ll do whatever it takes to make the job of authorities as difficult as possible… then blame them when something goes wrong. Kind of like how people are trying to blame the cops who handled the kid in CA, that killed a bunch of people. It’s all their fault for not doing enough, even though groups like yours have basically made it impossible to arrest, detain, or search anyone, unless they’ve pretty much already committed a major crime. It’s groups like yours that fight to allow nuts like that, to be able to do whatever they want… until it’s too late. But it’s all the fault of the authorities though, right? They’re the bad guys.