Thursday, April 09, 2009

Countdown Takes On Obama/Holder Dubious Claim of Sovereign Immunity, Even When the US Acts Illegally by Spying against Americans.

Yesterday Countdown took on Obama/Holder dubious claim of sovereign immunity, even when the US acts illegally by spying against Americans without cause. Take a look.

Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration not only supported Bush on state secrets in US v Jewell, but advanced a more expansive argument that the US has sovereign immunity. In other words, no one can sue the US government even when the US government acts illegally. The Electronic Frontier Foundation ‘s Kevin Bankston, litigator on behalf of the EFF in the case, discusses the case with Keith Olbermann. Take a look [here].