Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Finally, a Step in the Right Direction...

Wired is reporting a story detailing the decision of a Federal District Court requiring the disclosure of documents about the NSA domestic spying program. While this disclosure is likely only going to be to the court, it marks a shift away from the political rhetoric that has been protecting these allegedly warrantless wire-taps. This looks like the first formidable challenge to the executive power. Generally speaking, the law does not seem to favor the language used to buttress the program. We will just have to wait and see what happens next.

Also, to lesser fanfare, The Grey Area in print was published last week. It can be found on the web here. My oped this month focuses on the conceptual ideas of responsibility and freedom of speech with the recent events involving a Denmark news paper, and a comic depicting a religious figure-head. Let me know what you think.

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