Court dismisses suit challenging domestic spying

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    well, that's great. sue for info on a secret program, and get shut down because you don't have access to those secrets.

    the Cheney Plan is nearly complete, eh?
     
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I love the Catch-22. You can't get the secret documents, and you can't sue because you don't have access to the secret documents that would prove you can't get the secret documents.

    It's enough to have you huddling in a corner going, "Blb-blb-blb-blb-blb-blb-blb!!"
     
  3. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    They thought that they were being spied on but had no proof of it? Sounds like the tin foil cap got a little loose there one night.
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    No.
     
  5. walangij macrumors 6502

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    So does this mean that they are unable to appeal? Its uneasy to think that our traditionally Free Democratic Constitutional Representative government has very little checks and balances these days, or atleast they don't seem to be doing very much. Wiretapping the media, doesn't that sound like "governments that we don't negotiate" with?
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It's the kind of reasoning Franz Kafka would have loved.
     
  7. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    no kidding. it's like we're just one step away from Le Procès.
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Or one step beyond. The Republican judges on the panel didn't seem to have any logical or fundamental justice issues with ruling that by definition nobody could ever have standing to challenge a domestic spying program. Joseph Heller would have loved their line of reasoning too. Remember, only sane people want to get out of the Army.
     

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