Monday, March 17, 2008

Humanitarian immigration policy, legislative review, FISA and FOIA

news roundup!

Cap Times opinion says that communities should set humanitarian standards on local law enforcement and immigration.

State legislature
"Do nothing" legislature recap of inaction in last legislative cycle.

Domestic Spying
On the face of his argument, I disagree with the LA Times opinion writer. Ultimately Bush's political opponents and dissenters are "ordinary Americans." Read on for a short history of wiretapping gone unethical, even beyond Watergate.

Freedom of Information Act
Want to check if you are on that homeland security watch list? Maybe want to look at your FBI file? Despite Bush's promise to decrease the backlog of FOIA bureaucracy, unanswered requests haven't gone down under his watch. Do we really have freedom of information access if the line is years long?