Just one day before the nation began to celebrate its 232 birthday, on July 3, 2008, a California U.S. District Court judge handed down a very historic and noteworthy ruling.
In the matter of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Inc. v. Bush, an important case in the ongoing dispute over spying inside the United States sans warrant, the judge ruled that President George W. Bush is a felon. Chief Judge Vaughn Walker.
In his article published here Jon B. Eisenberg, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiff in the case, tells the story that has more twists than a Philadelphia soft pretzel. We don’t think Franz Kafka or Lewis Carroll could not have written a better piece of fiction. Unfortunately this story is fact and the details and the actions of the government make it almost comic.
According to Judge WalkerÂ the president lacks the authority to disregard the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA — which means Bush’s warrantless electronic surveillance program was illegal. No one knows if Bush will ultimately be held accountable for violating federal law with the program remains unclear. Bush administration lawyers continue to strongly justify the actions taken by the administration. Domestic spying is, among other illegal acts, theÂ reason Congressman Dennis KucinichÂ of Ohio, along with Robert Wexler of Florida, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin continue to support Kucinich’sÂ Articles of Impeachment.
As you read this sad and sometimes funny, but true account of what it takes to sue The President Of The United States, do remember, you do not have to be a suspected Muslim extremist to be bounced around the justice system. In these days and times you don’t even have to be an American citizen to get the full effect of bad treatment by law enforcement or officers of the court.