Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, February 27, 2009 8:00 pm

Double dope-slap

Filed under: I want my country back. — Lex @ 8:00 pm

It was a bad argument when the Bush administration made it. It was a bad argument when the Obama administration made it. And now the argument that the government should win dismissal, on a “state secrets” basis, of a lawsuit filed against it by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation because the government was illegally wiretapping that charity without a warrant has been dismissed, quickly and hard:

We agree with the district court that the January 5, 2009 order is not appropriate for interlocutory appeal. The government’s appeal is DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction. The government’s motion for a stay is DENIED as moot.

No kidding. That’s the whole thing.

The suit stays alive. Emptywheel has more. And I’d say the government is in deep trouble.


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