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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:42 AM
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Olbermann, Professor Turley on "state secrets" and the law
 
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Constitutional law scholar Professor Jonathan Turley: "THEY DON'T WANT A COURT TO SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT DID SOMETHING THAT IS A FEDERAL CRIME....THE (state secrets) PRIVILEGE IS NOW A TOOL USED TO PROTECT THE GOVERNMENT FROM ITS OWN CRIMES."
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:20 AM
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1. So, we're kinda where Hitler was . . . the courts make his crimes LEGAL?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:30 AM
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2. IIRC, Turley says if he had one wish it would be to put this genie back in the bottle. nt
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:41 AM
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3. My wish is, that we had more people
like Mr. Turley out there fighting for the Constitution. I love this guy. He also said once on KO's show that Buttmunch has broken about 30 laws.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:42 AM
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4. He's great, Jesuswasntafascist -- welcome to DU!!!
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:27 PM
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13. Thank you very much!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:08 PM
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15. Welcome To DU, Jesuswasntafascist !!!
:bounce: :hi: :bounce:

Glad ta have ya aboard!

:toast:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:53 AM
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5. RECOMMEND! I think this segment was VERY important and might
explain some Dem stonewalling. Thanks for finding it, Mom!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:14 AM
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6. Thanks, babylonsister! I saw the segment live, and thought it was important, too. nt
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:44 AM
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7. all this stuff won't stop until we put a stop to it.
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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:38 AM
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8. Let's rate this up
The idea that executive privelege is used to keep people from proving the gov'n committed a crime in court when it is plain that a crime was committed, simply because doing so would force an impeachment trial (and who would want that?) sickens me.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:45 AM
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9. At the risk of being called alarmist,
This scares the bejeepers out of me.

This is exactly what dictators have done in this century. It is yet another symptom of a closing society. However, this administration has gone one further than Hitler; they have withdrawn from the International Criminal Court that the US created, and that should have been the first warning bell.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:05 AM
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10. K and R
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LongTomH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:35 PM
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11. I like Professor Turley's comment................
..........that most of the great reforms originated with citizens. If we're going to get rid of this 'state secrets' horror, or corporate personhood it's going to have to start with the grassroots.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:04 PM
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12. K&R! nt
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:41 PM
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14. We need to take it back
:grr: :patriot: :grr:
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:39 PM
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16. This certainly seems to indicate that on issues of critical importance, the DLC operatives conspire
with the RW to keep us on course to a brave new totalitarian dystopian nightmare.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:56 AM
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17. It's too late. Waited too long. Just keep pretending we live in a democracy
At least as long as you can keep them from coming for you or yours.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:21 AM
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18. Love his allusion to old monkey butt...
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 05:51 AM
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19. kick this one back up n/t
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