Lurching towards Oceania

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It seems the Administration is disappointed that federal judge Victor Marrero revoked their ability to conduct secret searches on the records of communications (read ISPs) providers. Last week the Administration asked the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to restore such powers.

Believe it or not, the issue is not whether the FBI should be able to look at such records without a court order, but rather that the Administration does not want citizens to have the right to contest such searches, and whether service providers can be legally barred from acknowleding that such searches have occurred.

Again, how will we know things have gone too far?

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