Comments: Feingold -- really reaching

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The funny thing is that among the sources for the "inherent presidential power" to engage in warrantless surveilance for foreign intellignece purposes is a court case decided pursuant to Jimmy Carter's warrantles spying (Truong case) and one decided under FISA by the Foreign Intelligence Court of Review (In re: Sealed Case). While the Supreme Court has never issued a ruling, it has allowed to stand at least a half-dozen such rulings by Federal Courts of Appeals. As such, one could argue that we are dealing with "settled law" (wasn't that the liberal mantra during the recent SCOTUS confirmations?).

Posted by Rhymes With Right at March 19, 2006 11:47 AM

Alan Moore doesn't want his name on any projects connected to his work that he doesn't own. (Source)

Posted by Paul Smith at March 20, 2006 02:02 PM

and eventually we discover that it was the British government itself that was responsible for the killer viruses (bio attacks). The conspiracy was to use to terrorism as an "excuse" for the fascists to take power.

I'm sure glad that could never happen here.

Posted by jason at March 21, 2006 10:56 AM

Actually, it was a bit more than that for Moore. He took the filmmakers to task for their overt anti-American Right film:


Incidentally, after reading the script, creator of the V comic book, Alan Moore, insisted Warner Bros. remove his name from the project. He told MTV, "[My comic] has been turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country… [The film] is a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neo-conservatives — which is not what "V for Vendetta" [the comic] was about."
From here.

Posted by Delathought at March 21, 2006 04:40 PM

DT: Interesting stuff. Thanks for that. I caught some of that quote last evening courtesy of Scarborough (although I think Joe went a bit too far in his criticism of the movie), and kudos to Moore for that stand.

Ever read his Watchmen work? In a word: WOW.

Posted by Hube at March 21, 2006 07:26 PM

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