Friday, January 13, 2006

'Impaler' sinks his teeth into governor's race

I am so voting for this guy......


Shock That The Times Could Change Its View!!!!

Jaws are dropping everywhere around the blogosphere because it has been revealed that the New York Times defended Clinton for his use of Echelon!!!!

*yawn*To even suggest that foreign intelligence should be subject to the requirements of a warrant has always made me cringe. Not in the history of the United States has such a proposition been accepted, and it shouldn't be even considerable today. What's particularly disturbing is that this curb of power is only an option because of *who* is president. That's just wrong.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 'Stop Snitching' logo banned from courthouses - Jan 11, 2006

This can't be very good:

"During a gang-related trial, several friends of the defendant were seen using camera phones to photograph a prosecutor, a police investigator and a witness who was testifying, according to Steve O'Connell, a spokesman for the Essex District Attorney's office.

Court officers at Suffolk Superior Court also reported several incidents recently in which spectators pointed camera phones at witnesses or jurors."

In federal courts, you must turn in your phone and electronic equipment (generally) to the Marshalls. They ask if an mp3 player is a camera as well. But their fear is probably a little different than what they are describing in Massachussetts.


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Correct Bainbridge Is.....

About Alito. And good for a laugh too...

Confirmation Report - Alito Goes a Long Way: But he's still no John Roberts. By Dahlia Lithwick

I guess it's a good sign for Alito that Lithwick is reduced to mocking his opening statement as too snobby for "The Graduate" generation hippies. It begs to me the question: Does she think O'Connor was a hippie? Does she think Ginsburg was a hippie? Having met both and heard them speak off the record, I am quite sure they would frown upon the actions of the people Alito is poo-pooing.

Of course, had Alito stated that he was busy getting high with those people in Princeton, the left would pounce on that as well. Damned if you do... nevermind.


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Sunday, January 08, 2006 - Daily Dish

Is Julian a lawyer?  From his post entitled: "The Bagpipe Didn't Say No" I would venture to guess he's not.  And if he is, I hope he isn't a litigator.   Precisely because this is a domestic matter the fact that District Court didn't deal with foreign surveillance is probative of the NSA program.   If the agents were purely foreign, or targets of surveillance I should say, this wouldn't have even made the NYT.  The fact is, the surveillance targeted American civilians, that makes the matter "domestic" for the purpose of the NYT article and the opponents of the program.