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The government has secretly interpreted a part of the Patriot Act

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    The government has secretly interpreted a part of the Patriot Act Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, both of whom are Democrats on the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2011
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      The government has secretly interpreted a part of the Patriot Act

      Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, both of whom are Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee , have for months been raising concerns that the government has secretly interpreted a part of the Patriot Act in a way that they portray as twisted, allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct some kind of unspecified domestic surveillance that they say does not dovetail with a plain reading of the statute.

      The senators also criticized a recent statement by a department spokesman that "Section 215 is not a secret law, nor has it been implemented under secret legal opinions by the Justice Department." This was "extremely misleading," they said, because there are secret legal opinions controlling how Patriot Act is being interpreted - it's just that they were issued by the national security court.

      "In our judgment, when the legal interpretations of public statutes that are kept secret from the American public, the government is effectively relying on secret law," they wrote.

      http://www.readersupportednews.org/news-section2/421-national-security/7543-justice-dept-accused-of-misleading-public-on-the-patriot-act-

      Vancouver , Canada's MP Don Davies declared that former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney should be barred from entering Canada.

      Sept. 24, 2011,  Mr. Davies cited Section 35 of this law, which states in part that a foreign national is inadmissible for entry into Canada if the person is "a prescribed senior official in the service of a government that, in the opinion of the Minister, engages or has engaged in terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide, a war crime or a crime against humanity within the meaning of subsections 6(3) to (5) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act".

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/24/canada-dick-cheney/

       

      Both the CIA and the Department of Defense have been implicated in both the research and implementation of torture for much of post-World War II US history.

      http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=15512

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