That great moment of jurisprudence was brought to you by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit. He was referring to allegations that the Bush Obama (sorry, they look so much alike..) administration is using threats of National Security to conceal crimes committed by the CIA as part of the extreme rendition program. This suit has been in and out of courts, and was only recently revived on appeal.
Interestingly, the administration plans to try the 9/11 plotters in open court using many of the same facts, and has talked about torture in the past. So, what made this so much more top secret?
How much longer is Obama going to talk about how different he is than Bush, while keeping many of the policies and sense of Imperial presidency that were Shrub's hallmarks?
I also find Judge Kozinski's attitude (as demonstrated by the quote in the title) that the administration should decide what is secret a little scary. Isn't the whole point of Judicial Review to keep the government from doing just that?
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