The Continued Erosion of Constitutional Protections

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from someone who claims he was illegally detained by the CIA, on the grounds that hearing the case might reveal “state secrets.” This is new in our history–the theory that governmental power and secrecy trumps individual rights to due process. The Bush administration has used this claim more than any other, more even that at the height of the Cold War.

Our freedoms and constitutional protections are being whittled away bit by bit. Who will protest, before it is too late?

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