January 23, 2010

NO PAIN, NO GAIN:

Judge nixes two Bush-era domestic spying cases (AFP, 1/22/10)

A federal judge has tossed out a pair of lawsuits accusing government officials during former president George W. Bush's era of "dragnet spying" on people's Internet and telephone communications.

US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker said in a written decision late Thursday that the named plaintiffs did not show they were victims of spying and therefore lacked standing to champion the class-action suits.

"A citizen may not gain standing by claiming a right to have the government follow the law," Walker wrote.

"The essence of standing is the party's direct, personal stake in the outcome as opposed to the issues the party seeks to have adjudicated in the litigation."


You do sort of wonder how much ,longer the Left and far Right can maintain their Bush Derangement Syndrome. He's being rehabilitated even faster than Reagan was.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2010 3:09 PM
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