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December 11, 2007

FISA Court Rejects ACLU Motion

The ACLU asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in August to reveal documents in its possession involving the Terrorist Surveillance Program. Today, in a rare public opinion, the court rejected the motion.

Writing for the court, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates refused. Releasing the documents would reveal closely guarded secrets that enemies could used to evade detection or disrupt intelligence activities, he said. Sources could be outed, targets could be tipped off and diplomatic relations could be damaged.

"All these possible harms are real and significant and, quite frankly, beyond debate," Bates wrote.

He continued, "And you are retards for thinking otherwise." ACLU lawyers did not immediately comment on the opinion.

And now, I'm off to see "Awake" with a friend. I tried to talk him into "The Mist", but he had his heart set on Jessica Alba. Dammit. At least I've heard it's a short movie.


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