The lawless State:

‘Imagine that someone has wronged you, and you sue them.
Then the Government magically appears in court and asks that your suit be dismissed because, for reasons it won’t tell you, state secrets might be dredged up in the course of the litigation.
You have no idea what they’re talking about.
But after secret discussions with the judge from which both you and the defendant are excluded, the court dismisses your suit.
This Kafkaesque scenario couldn’t happen in the U.S., right?
Not until Monday, it couldn’t. That’s when a federal judge in the Southern District of New York did exactly that, dismissing a defamation suit by Greek shipping magnate Victor Restis against a shady advocacy group called United Against Nuclear Iran…’
Somebody remind me please, why We the Little People should respect the law?

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8 Responses to The lawless State:

  1. Wombat says:

    “…and maybe save the dignity of the judiciary and the majesty of the rule of law.”

    Friggin’ hillarious.

    What are you gonna do? Build a time machine and prevent the American Japs being put in detention during world war two?

    How about we keep going back in time to prevent Lincoln using the Constitution as toilet paper.

    Every generation of Americans think they’re watching the destruction of the rule of law. Few bother to learn history and realise that the powers that be ignore it whenever they want to and invoke it when it suddenly becomes convenient.

    To suggest that anyone can “save the dignity of the judiciary and the majesty of the rule of law” is the punchline to a multi-century joke of epic proportions, and it never gets old. :roll:

    • Pascal says:

      You’re right Wombat. That is hilarious.

      But about the punchline never getting old, I see your eye roll there. You mean kinda like Charlie Brown always expecting Lucy to not pull the football away this time — that sort of never getting old(-er, wiser).

  2. mawm says:

    “What makes matters worse is the lingering possibility, indeed probability, that what the Government fears is not a true threat to national security, but a severe case of embarrassment.”

    Sounds like someone is covering for bumboy.

    • KG says:

      So much for “fiat justitia ruat caelum”. :evil:

      • mawm says:

        We all know that justice has been politicised under Obama and the shameless Attorney General. I’m waiting to see if these thugs are prosecuted by the next administration…… but I won’t be holding my breath.

  3. Warren Tooley says:

    Unfortunately, things can get worse. Heard of the TPP. This will mean corporations will pretty much run the government. If a law change hurts the profits of a corporation they can sue. And that’s just one of the things that is in store. So I’m not entirely surprised.

    But if their are enough Americans with their guns, maybe things will change, out of fear.

  4. Ronbo says:

    Get used to it, folks – the little dictator has at least another legal 18 months in office.

    It’s going to get worse day by day now. :evil:

    …but like wise old revolutionary said, “The worse it gets, the better for us.” :shock: