Friday, December 3, 2010

Three Senators Introduce Bill To Allow Prosecuting Wikileaks After The Fact

TPM from the Wikileaks wire:

Lieberman, Ensign, Brown Intro Legislation To Go After Wikileaks
The three senators want to make publishing certain names illegal after the fact so they can prosecute Wikileaks. ...
Considering all the unpleasant facts Assange's Wikileaks has exposed, I suppose that's known as an (ahem) "exposed fact-o" law...

Seriously: such a law would be unconstitutional as hell. It violates Art. I Sec. 9: "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed." And that is precisely what these three senators are attempting to do: make something a crime after the fact, or perhaps simply declare Assange a criminal. How low we have sunk!


  1. "It violates Art. I Sec. 9: "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed." Yep! But when they nullified Habeas Corpus all justice was off the table.

  2. Lieberman violates his oath of office as casually as the average person eats breakfast or gets dressed for work.

  3. Welcome, libhom... I like what I saw of your blog.

    "Lieberman violates..." ... ain't that the damned truth. He is the essence of the wholly owned member of Congress, and his sort is the reason I don't think the U.S. will survive the current internal conflict. The GOP has sold out; the Dems seem somewhere between timid and incompetent, and Lieberman... well, Lieberman combines the worst of both major parties. Fuck him, and I'm not offering to do the job.



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