Pages

Jump to bottom

4 comments

1 researchok  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 8:45:40am

Popcorn time.

2 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 9:25:35am

If the 9th Circuit is letting the decision stand. the odds are quite good that the Supreme Court will as well. It might not even be close, since I could see Sotomayor siding with the government in this matter.

My Bet: SCOTUS will uphold the decision 6-3.

3 Political Atheist  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 9:31:15am

This is very real flaw in the current administrations policy. I find it hard to believe that rolling back some of the more controversial policies would put us at much more risk than we already have. It's not like terror can surrender and sign a cease fire. This becomes a motive to perpetuate the terror war. Admit it's done and you have no good reason to keep policies like this.

But getting an agency to drop overwhelmingly powerful tools like that rarely happens by administrative action. Too many have a stake.

Please understand I have this concern for this administration and the next and so on.

4 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:49:05pm

re: #3 Political Atheist

This is very real flaw in the current administrations policy. I find it hard to believe that rolling back some of the more controversial policies would put us at much more risk than we already have. It's not like terror can surrender and sign a cease fire. This becomes a motive to perpetuate the terror war. Admit it's done and you have no good reason to keep policies like this.

But getting an agency to drop overwhelmingly powerful tools like that rarely happens by administrative action. Too many have a stake.

Please understand I have this concern for this administration and the next and so on.

I understand. I would however, note that much of the issue is about lawsuits filed against telecom providers that went along with the Bush administration's policies in good faith in a time of national emergency. To expose them to liability now would have a disastrous impact on their future cooperation with law enforcement. Firms would stop sitting on joint industry-government councils, they'd start running even urgent requests past their lawyers, and they'd stop cooperating with law enforcement beyond the statutorily required minimum. That's too high a price to pay in my opinion.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Half of the U.S. Got Nothing Even as the Economy Doubled - Alaska Dispatch News Author: Patricia Cohen, The New York Times Even with all the setbacks from recessions, burst bubbles and vanishing industries, the United States has still pumped out breathtaking riches over the last 3 1/2 decades. The real economy more than ...
Cheechako
4 hours, 24 minutes ago
Views: 92 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Senate Can Confirm Merrick Garland. Here’s How.The White House Petition is here: At noon on January 3, 2017, the terms of the current members of the Senate’s Class III will come to an end. At that point, the Senate consists of 66 sitting senators, 36 of ...
jhncsy
7 hours, 12 minutes ago
Views: 88 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Landscape, Barn and Falling SnowStopped on the way home from doing laundry today to work a barn near where I live. It's one of my go to subjects and I hoped to get it while the snow was falling around it. A few decent ...
William Lewis
8 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 81 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Samsung Gets Another Chance to Reduce Apple’s $400 Million Patent Win - the Verge The Supreme Court has overturned Apple's $400 million award in its long-running patent lawsuit against Samsung. Apple won the case in 2012, convincing a federal court that a number of Samsung devices had infringed upon iPhone design patents — ...
Thanos
17 hours, 10 minutes ago
Views: 134 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Nat King Cole - ‘The Christmas Song’ (1961) "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" is a classic Christmas song written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells in 1944 and was first recorded by The King Cole Trio in 1946. The song was recorded again in stereophonic ...
Thanos
19 hours, 6 minutes ago
Views: 133 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
On the Turning AwayProvided to YouTube by Pink Floyd On The Turning Away · Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ℗ Pink Floyd Records Released on: 1987-09-07 Auto-generated by YouTube.
Thanos
19 hours, 8 minutes ago
Views: 130 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Forget Those Occasional Cigarettes: There Is No ‘Safe’ Smoking Level There’s bad news for people who think it’s safe to smoke a few cigarettes a day or even a week: They face a substantially higher risk of earlier death compared with people who don’t smoke, according to a study ...
Thanos
19 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 155 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Amazon Working on Several Grocery-Store Formats, Could Open More Than 2,000 Locations - WSJ Amazon.com Inc. unveiled Monday its first small-format grocery store, Amazon Go, one of at least three brick-and-mortar formats the online retail giant is exploring as it makes a play for an area of shopping that remains stubbornly in-store. Two ...
Thanos
19 hours, 16 minutes ago
Views: 406 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 27 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 185 grams all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups) 2 grams baking soda (1/2 teaspoon) 115 grams butter (4 ounces/1 stick) 100 grams sugar (1/2 cup) 80 grams light brown sugar (1/2 cup packed) 2 grams salt (1/4 teaspoon) 1 ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 284 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Chocolate-Mint Thins With Candy Cane Crunch Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients For the cookies: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons/230 grams granulated sugar 12 tablespoons/170 grams/1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened at room temperature ½ teaspoon/3 grams kosher salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 ½ cups/187 grams all-purpose ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 291 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0