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RE: Obama unseals Bush-era wiretap memos


RE: Obama unseals Bush-era wiretap memos
by Mike the Usurper at 1:41 pm EST, Mar 3, 2009

w1ld wrote:
PDF of the memo's are linked in the article...


The Bush administration secretly concluded after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that it had the authority to wiretap the Internet and telephone calls with virtually no limitations, restrict free speech, and use the U.S. military domestically against suspected terrorists.

Those legal opinions came in a series of memorandums written by U.S. Department of Justice lawyers, including deputy assistant attorney general John Yoo, which were disclosed by the Obama administration on Monday.

Although the broad outlines of the Bush administration's claims to sweeping executive powers were previously known, the newly released memorandums provide a glimpse at both the legal arguments used and the scope of the claims.

Oswald Mosley would have been right at home with these guys.

RE: Obama unseals Bush-era wiretap memos

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