Saturday, July 22, 2006

surprise, the government fights dirty

It's bad enough those two lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) are being prosecuted by the de facto Bush Justice Department under that vague, outdated, World War One-era (1916) espionage law (aimed then at agents of enemy governments) for receiving classified information. But the lobbyists' lawyers allege Justice is fighting dirty, pressuring AIPAC into firing them and to stop paying their legal fees to make it harder for them to defend themselves.

A US District judge recently ruled Justice's tactics -- pressuring employers to stop paying legal fees -- "unconstitutional" and "an abuse of power."

Also seems to me Justice must not be confident of its case if it has to resort to such chicanery against those it is prosecuting...