Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Good Fight

John Gilmore, one of the founders of the EFF, is continuing his war with the Transportation Safety Administration. This all started when Gilmore walked into Oakland airport, presented his ticket, and was asked to show his ID. Gilmore asked why. "It is the law", he was told. Gilmore asked to see the law. Nobody could produce a copy. To date, nobody has. Seems its a secret law.

Gilmore is working his way up to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge this crap. Since when did we start having secret laws, arresting people in the middle of the night, holding them incommunicado, and charging them with secret, unspecified crimes? Oh, yeah. Since the so called Patriot Act was passed. This isn't really a new story, but I think it appropriate to be reminded that it ain't over till the fat lady squeals. Anyone still remember Rosa Parks?


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