Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Civil rights groups ask to end warrantless surveillance program

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Civil Liberties Donate to DU
 
Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 01:04 PM
Original message
Civil rights groups ask to end warrantless surveillance program
http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/16041767.htm

SVEN GUSTAFSON
Associated Press

DETROIT - Eight civil rights groups and other organizations filed a brief Friday urging a federal appeals court to reinstate a lower court ruling declaring the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program illegal.

The friend-of-the-court brief was filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, groups representing Arab-, Asian- and Latin-American citizens, and other organizations.

The 24-page filing argues that warrantless surveillance has historically infringed upon the free-speech rights of civil rights organizations and says there is a need for congressional and judicial checks and balances.

"In their absence, intelligence powers inevitably turn from foreign foes toward domestic political opponents, from real enemies of the nation onto those whose views the executive branch disdains," wrote lawyers Saul A. Green, of Detroit, and Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., Jonathan Hafetz and Aziz Z. Huq, of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University...

ON THE NET

6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov

Taylor's ruling: http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/eGov/taylorpdf/06%2010204.pdf

Information on the case from the ACLU: http://www.aclu.org/nsaspying

National Security Agency: http://www.nsa.gov

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 02:58 PM
Response to Original message
1. Kick nm
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Dec 03rd 2022, 01:56 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Civil Liberties Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC