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This page has been archived.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 Page

This 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: 2015-08-02 10:58 am PDT

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
FHI 360 Leadership in Contraceptive Technology Innovation Through Envision FP Award From USAID
August 26, 2015 -- DURHAM, NC -- FHI 360, which has been a global leader in family planning (FP) research for more than four decades, has received Envision FP: Transforming Contraception to Expand Access and Choice, a new five-year ...

10 hours, 4 minutes ago
Views: 159 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 1
Thanos
Django Django - ‘Shake & Tremble’ (Live at WFUV)
wfuv.org o Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Django Django performs "Shake & Tremble" live in Studio A. Recorded 7/27/2015. Host: Alisa AliEngineer: Caroline InzucchiCameras: Nick D'Agostino, Brenna Keeley, Sarah Burns & Sabrina SittonEditor: Caroline Inzucchi

1 day ago
Views: 184 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
JmpMaster
Teachers as the Target in Schools and Media
As soon as you mention public education a barrage of soundbites and adages come flying from every corner at dizzying speed. Teachers are underpaid and underappreciated, teachers are all jaded cynics that don't care anymore, teachers are the cornerstone ...

1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 276 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
VickieHaz
Spice Up Your Home Lighting
When many of us are in need of a new lamp, ceiling light or any other lighting application the first thing we'll do is jump in the car and head off to the nearest IKEA. This is the safest option ...

1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 363 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 3 • Rating: 0
Bubblehead II
President Obama Remarks on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
In case you missed the NOLA Presidents speech today. President Obama Remarks on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 343 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
Great White Snark
Burger King’s ‘McWhopper’ Dream Is Crushed, and It’s ALL McDonald’s Fault
McDonald's Snubs BK And Crushes Our 'McWhopper' Dreams It was to be the fast food deal of the century. A peace deal between hot grill rivals. But alas one side just decided no deal was good enough. Food inspectors ...

3 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 729 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 55 • Rating: 3
KiTA
Vester Lee Flanagan Guns Down News Crew on Live TV, Live Tweets and Films himself doing so.
Update: The shooter filmed himself performing the act and uploaded the content to several social media accounts. It was shared thousands of times before Twitter deleted it. Twitter auto-plays the video. Today would be a very good day to close ...

3 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 675 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 3
Lumberhead
Why the 2016 Republican Nomination Can’t Be Predicted Through History
This election season provides a fascinating frame to see if the polarization in politics, from Washington to the states to the public, is no different than what we have seen in the past; if the angry populism evident especially ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 790 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
No Country For Old Haters
Unraveling the Enigma of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later
Twenty years ago, on August 21, 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy in North America. The stilt-legged tabletop gaming console, which offered a unique red stereoscopic 3D display, attempted to ride a wave of popular interest in virtual reality. ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 701 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 0
EiMitch
Cracked: The 6 Most Ridiculous F***-Ups In The History Of Science
cracked.com There's no doubt that science has made all of our lives much better, as evidenced by the fact that we wrote this article entirely from the men's room of our neighborhood Chipotle. (We'll be living here for the rest ...

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 1,052 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
 Frank says:

I write the music I like. If other people like it, fine, they can go buy the albums. And if they don't like it, there's always Michael Jackson for them to listen to. -- Frank was talking about his music from the Yellow Shark.