Moussaoui judge grants 9/11 families access to documents

Judge blasts government secrecy - CNN

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (CNN) -- The judge in the Zacarias Moussaoui trial ruled Friday that families of September 11 attack victims are entitled to the same unclassified aviation security documents the government turned over to the al Qaeda conspirator's defense team.

"I've always been troubled to the extent which our government keeps things secret from the American people," U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said, granting the families' request after a hearing.

"It is amazing what some agencies think is secret," Brinkema added. "As a culture, we need to be careful not to be so wrapped up in secrecy that we lose track of our core values and laws."

Her order, issued over the objection of government lawyers, allows attorneys for 9/11 families to obtain copies of documents related to pre-September 11 aviation security once the Moussaoui trial ends.

The cache has thousands of pages, well beyond the documents introduced as evidence to the Moussaoui jury.

Thanks Edward for the heads up!

EFF: AT&T forwards all Internet traffic into NSA

April 07, 2006

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T.

After asking EFF to hold back the documents so that it could review them, the Department of Justice consented to EFF's filing them under seal -- a well-established procedure that prohibits public access and permits only the judge and the litigants to see the evidence.

While not a party to the case, the government was concerned that even this procedure would not provide sufficient security and has represented to the Court that it is "presently considering whether and, if so, how it will participate in this case."

"The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment," said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston.

"More than just threatening individuals' privacy, AT&T's apparent choice to give the government secret, direct access to millions of ordinary Americans' Internet communications is a threat to the Constitution itself. We are asking the Court to put a stop to it now," said Bankston.

EFF's evidence regarding AT&T's dragnet surveillance of its networks includes a declaration by Mark Klein, a retired AT&T telecommunications technician, and several internal AT&T documents. This evidence was bolstered and explained by the expert opinion of J. Scott Marcus, who served as Senior Technical Advisor for Internet Technology to the Federal Communications Commission from July 2001 until July 2005.

The internal AT&T documents and portions of the supporting declarations have been submitted to the Court under a tentative seal, a procedure that allows AT&T five court days to explain to the Court why the information should be kept from the public.

"The public deserves to know about AT&T's illegal program," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn. "In an abundance of caution, we are providing AT&T with an opportunity to explain itself before this material goes on the public docket, but we believe that justice will ultimately require full disclosure."

The NSA program came to light in December, when the New York Times reported that the President had authorized the agency to intercept telephone and Internet communications inside the United States without the authorization of any court.

"Mark Klein is a true American hero," said EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl. "He has bravely come forward with information critical for proving AT&T's involvement with the government's invasive surveillance program."

In the lawsuit, EFF is representing the class of all AT&T residential customers nationwide. Working with EFF in the lawsuit are the law firms Traber & Voorhees, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP and the Law Office of Richard R. Wiebe.

The Fascists appear to be

The Fascists appear to be losing some steam, finally, its so sad it took this long, but still welcome. Have a nice weekend, everyone.

AT&T internet is better

AT&T internet is better known as Comcast Cable, right?

(on-topic post) The families

(on-topic post)

The families are still way too emotionally scarred and traumatized and victimized by the mass mind-rape (there is another word for that...) for all but a few of them to recognize The Big Lie of 9/11 for what it is. (Emotions make things real, and anyone who is too filled with hate of "the hijackers" is unable to conceive of even the possibility that "the hijackers" were either entirely fictional or else duped/framed.) And it seems that they've since been surrounded and "handled" by professional disinformationists, and/or placed on drugs.

IMHO, in general, the closer someone was to, or affected by, 9/11, the less able they are to see through it, even as they remain certain that no one who did not experience everything that they went through has any clue about 9/11.

I believe that (at least some of) the so-called defense team may be aware of the fraud they are perpetrating on the court (by going along with The Big Lie, as if it were real). (I've done my part...)

But it's harder to discern if Judge Brinkema gets it or not (it seemed as if she did when she justly banned all subsequent "avaiation" testimony weeks ago, but then she relented to what was probably huge pressure from some lie-huggers...). Yesterday she was quoted as saying "That's enough of that" as the tear-jerking brain-clouding emotional testimony dragged on and on.

What is clear is that the trial is bogus, and that it (with help from Giuliani et al) is serving to reinforce The Big Lie of 9/11.

9/11 - Bank Buys Broker for

9/11 - Bank Buys Broker for CONCEALED DEMOLITION

Here's an essay which tries

Here's an essay which tries to popularize Dave Heller's argument about the Twin Towers:

So when these "unclassified

So when these "unclassified aviation security documents" are shown NOT to support your grand conspiracy will you admit your tinfoil hat is not large enough?

GW wrote: "Here's an essay

GW wrote:

"Here's an essay which tries to popularize Dave Heller's argument about the Twin Towers"

Your essays get dumber by the minute.

Such bold, incisive,

Such bold, incisive, cutting-edge analysis, S. King. I need to go ponder such weighty, complex ideas as yours.