"Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth" - Oscar Wilde
It’s all about ‘standing’, why you need it, how you get it and what you do with it.
You need it if you intend to challenge injustice. You get it by proving that the injustice is real and not some paranoid fantasy. And once your case actually has established ‘standing’, you are free to launch your defense. Sounds simple but like so many simple things, it’s internal complexity defy madness. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the justices to uphold a lower court’s ruling giving media, legal and other parties standing to challenge amendments to FISA. This recent incarnation of the Foreign Intelligence surveillance that could irreparably damage reporter-source relationships. Greg Leslie, Legal Defense director with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press joined us this morning to talk about the case, Clapper v. Amnesty International.But really, why? When there is a wonderful world of Tor encryption wrapping the world in layers of sparking darkness…www.rcfp.org
- Length: 16:06 minutes (7.37 MB)
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