Skip to comments.Judge orders NSA spy papers released
Posted on 02/16/2006 11:23:39 AM PST by hipaatwo
A federal judge dealt a setback to the Bush administration on its warrantless surveillance program, ordering the Justice Department on Thursday to release documents about the highly classified effort within 20 days or compile a list of what it is withholding.
U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy said a private group will suffer irreparable harm if the documents it has been seeking since December are not processed promptly under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Justice Department failed to meet the time restraints under FOIA and failed to make a case that it was impractical to deal quickly with the request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Justice Department spokesman Charles Miller said no determination has been made as to what the government's next step will be.
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Out of control!
Without looking, is it a Clinton apointee?
So go to a sane judge higher up the food chain.
Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr.
Judge Kennedy was appointed to the U.S. District Court in September 1997. He graduated from Princeton University in 1970 and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1973. Following graduation, he worked for a short time for the law firm of Reavis, Pogue, Neal and Rose, then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1973 to 1976.
From 1976 to 1979 he served as a United States Magistrate for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In December 1979, he was appointed Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where he served until his appointment to the federal bench.
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Does the justice department really have to take orders from the Judicial branch?
Sounds like this "request for spying information" was filed on behalf of Al-Qaeda.
"a private group will suffer irreparable harm "
Who are they?
Judge Kennedy was appointed to the U.S. District Court in September 1997 by Bill Clinton.
I want to know what "private group will suffer irreperable harm"..if this information isn't released.
He better not be talking about the terrorists...
They can appeal it until it reaches the US Supreme Court. They do not have to abide by the ruling of this traitor judge.
This will be undone.
But FDR's secret files still can't be released after he framed the Pearl Harbor commanders.
I think they should just skip all the charades and start blowing up buildings themselves instead of waiting for the terrorists to do it.
Really, why don't the dems start killing Americans and save themselves some time.