Times Sues Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Interpretation Of PATRIOT Act

by Bill - 2011-10-12 - in education / news / politics


What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how its interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all.

via NYTimes Sues The Federal Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act | Techdirt.

We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act. They've been trying to pressure the government into publicly explaining how they interpret the law, because they believe that it directly contrasts how most of the public (and many elected officials) believe the feds are interpreting the law. While the two Senators continue to put pressure on the feds and to hint at the feds' interpretation, just the fact that the government won't even explain its own interpretation of the law seems ridiculous.

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