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This page has been archived.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.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Who Is, or Was, the Greatest Martial Artist in History?I only got to the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Chinese & American Kenpo, so I am certainly no expert. I earned all my higher belts at American Karate Studios in Northeastern Ohio, and was a competitor on ...
Samuel Vargo
6 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 357 • Comments: 4 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Way We Regulate Self-Driving Cars Is Broken—here’s How to Fix It The key issue is this: the current system is built around an assumption that cars will be purchased and owned by customers. But the pioneers of the driverless world—including Waymo, Cruise, and Uber—are not planning to sell cars to ...
Thanos
6 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 352 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Android’s Trust Problem Isn’t Getting Better Android security is largely failing due to a smorgasbord of issues and lies. Published today, a two-year study of Android security updates has revealed a distressing gap between the software patches Android companies claim to have on their devices ...
Thanos
1 week ago
Views: 611 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Tour of the Moon in 4K Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, ...
Thanos
1 week ago
Views: 590 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Vermont Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Control Measures Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed sweeping gun control measures -- including limits on the size of magazines -- that the Legislature passed last month after contentious debate. The measures:-- Raise the minimum age for gun buyers to ...
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 668 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Roseanne Barr Is Tweeting About QAnon, a New Pizzagate-Style Conspiracy Theory Barr's been full metal Trump-loving wingnut in a social liberal suit for a long long time. This is why I would never watch her show, and why I won't be spending money with advertisers on her show once someone ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Views: 1,958 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0