Thursday, November 18, 2004

Your Rights, Eroded

Another "scariness update" from the folks at the Federation of American Scientists. They report on a woman pulled aside at an airport for additional screening. She asked to know what regulations allowed them to perform such additional searches, and she was told she doesn't have the right to know:

In a qualitatively new development in U.S. governance, Americans can now be obligated to comply with legally binding regulations that are unknown to them, and that indeed they are forbidden to know.

These guys know what they're talking about, and they've got a regular "Secrecy Newsletter" which contains more information on this heinous erosion of our rights and others; check it out.

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