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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Can You Hear Me Now?

Pleadings in a breach of privacy case against AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth allege that the Bush Administration was seeking telephone records BEFORE September 11, 2001. Of course, lawyers can plead pretty much anything, but if proven, this would pretty well negate the whole "time of war" justification of domestic spying. Orcinus has a very good compilation of other bloggers detailing how Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Vice President Dick Cheney both repeated the claim that this program was instituted in RESPONSE to 9/11.

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