In One Eye
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I kind of missed the latest wrinkle in the Connecticut library case.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to lift the gag on a Connecticut library under investigation by the FBI, which has used a section of the USA PATRIOT Act to demand records.This is typical Bush Star Chamber modus operandi. Don't allow the defendant a public hearing—don't even allow the public to know that a hearing is occurring at all.
I'm struck by the similarity between this type of setup and the infamous lettres de cachet of more than two centuries ago. This neo-tyranny is how civil rights are handled in the new Amerika.