Court Strikes Down Key Patriot Act Power Again — Huh-zah. Indefinite gag orders and prior restraint on speech don’t strike me as legal attributes that anyone in the US should be proud of.

Secrecy is not strength, folks; it’s a big facet of the corrupting nature of power. It’s much, much harder to do wrong when you’re standing in the light…but it’s still easy to protect those that need protecting. Our government agencies know this, believe it or not; they’ve just had a bit of a memory lapse. Thanks to Judge Marrero for helping remind them.

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