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White House sued for free speech violations
sfgate.com ^ | August 28, 2009 | Jaikumar Vijayan

Posted on 08/29/2009 12:32:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Two conservative organizations, a physicians' group and a social policy think tank, are suing the Obama administration for privacy and free speech violations over a recent attempt to get people to e-mail the White House about any "fishy" misinformation they hear regarding health-care reform.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, claims that the call for such information was designed to shut up opponents of President Obama's health-care reform proposal and to chill free speech.

In the lawsuit, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education (CARE) claim the White House had "illegally" used its power to collect information on political speech. It claimed that the White House knew its data collection would chill free speech and in fact intended to do just that. The suit demands that the White House remove any information it might have already collected and that it be prohibited from collecting personal data in the future.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communistcoup; democrat; democrats; email; freespeech; internet; nofreespeech; obama; whitehouse; whitehousedotgov

1 posted on 08/29/2009 12:32:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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2 posted on 08/29/2009 12:41:17 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Maybe they should include this little gem in their lawsuit...

http://www.breitbart.tv/officer-it-aint-america-no-more/


3 posted on 08/29/2009 12:41:47 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / Declaration of Independence - 5th sentence)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

BRAVO!! GO GET'EM


4 posted on 08/29/2009 12:45:47 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Good


5 posted on 08/29/2009 12:55:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: In the lawsuit, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education (CARE) claim the White House had "illegally" used its power...

Gadzooks! Shouldn't that CARE be CURE... Photobucket as in The Øbamanation gave us all the clap and now someone wants to CURE it!

6 posted on 08/29/2009 6:28:56 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This is exactly what needs to be done!

Anybody that has even the remotest standing to bring any issues before the courts regarding the Obama administrations actions needs to hook up with a conservative public interest law firm and file suits until “hell wouldn't have them” (so to speak).

7 posted on 08/29/2009 6:36:57 AM PDT by Old Badger (After this sorry election, boy do opportunities abound!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL! This will certainly give the White House a few PR headaches — being sued by a physicians group and the Coalition for Urban Renewal.


8 posted on 08/29/2009 6:41:55 AM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Relating back to the "healthcare" mantra, the best time to cure a sore is when it first happens...you ignore it and infection sets in, and that could have disasterous consequences.

We need to snap back decisively at these attempts to twart free speech, like commiebama's tattletale line, or the cop who wanted to arrest a protester for showing an obama-joker poster.

These issues need to be addressed while we still have a Constitution, because if free speech is abolished, then the Constitution is history.
9 posted on 08/29/2009 8:39:42 AM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity we receive....INCUMBENTS OUT!!!)
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It’s a sad time we’re living in...


10 posted on 08/29/2009 9:08:45 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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