Here’s a court decision that’ll probably cause the members of various political lunatic fringes to act out like petulent two-year-olds:
Spy court rejects ACLU petition; refuses to release wiretap docs
The nation’s spy court said Tuesday that it will not make public documents regarding the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, in a rare public opinion, said the public has no right to view the documents because they deal with the clandestine workings of national security agencies.
The ACLU asked the court to release the records in August.
Writing for the court, U.S. District Judge John Bates refused:
‘The identification of targets and methods of surveillance would permit adversaries to evade surveillance, conceal their activities, and possibly mislead investigators through false information,’ Bates said.
It’s good to see that someone over in D.C. has a functioning cerebrum, eh?
P.S. – Judge Bates was nominated to the federal bench — yeah, you guessed it — by President George W. Bush.