Urge President Obama to stop protecting Bush’s crimes

Urge President Obama to stop protecting Bush’s crimes
Dear James,
Why is Obama protecting Bush?
Ask President Obama to stop blocking court review of warrantless wiretapping by the Bush administration.
In the heat of the presidential campaign, then Sen. Barack Obama cast his lot with major telecommunications companies — and AT&T specifically — by voting to give big telecom retroactive immunity for allegedly helping the White House illegally spy on Americans. It was one of the most disappointing moments of the campaign.
However, as a candidate Obama did forcefully oppose the Bush administration’s use of the "state secrets" privilege to get cases thrown out of civil court.
But now, President Obama is using the "state secrets" defense to make the case that the United States government can never be sued for surveillance that might violate federal privacy statutes.
Tell Obama: Stop blocking court review of illegal wiretapping.
On April 2, President Obama’s lawyers invoked Bush’s radical theory of executive power to argue for the dismissal of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s litigation against the National Security Agency for the warrantless wiretapping of countless Americans.
Of course, the government should be able to argue before a court that the public release of some information would unacceptably damage national security. But many courts have handled national security information with appropriate safeguards, and the mere assertion of "state secrets" without persuading a judge with evidence is just plain wrong.
When it comes to the abuse of "state secrets" defense, we agree with candidate Obama, not President Obama. If EFF’s case against the NSA is dismissed, we may never know the extent of the Bush administration’s illegal spying on Americans.
President Obama needs to hear from progressives on this issue. Click on the link below to join me and ask the president to stop Justice Department lawyers from asserting "state secrets" privilege.
Mr. President: Let the courts decide if Bush administration spying violated the constitution.
Michael Kieschnick, President
CREDO Mobile from Working Assets
P.S. The Electronic Frontier Foundation continues to lead the fight to protect Americans from illegal government spying. It is one of the civil rights groups CREDO Mobile members are supporting with their phone bills this year. Click here to learn more about our support for EFF and other progressive causes.
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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