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Did Blumenthal have US Classified documents? (18 U.S. Code § 798)

Update (ProPublica):Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network

Blumenthal, Grange, and Kikhia all did not respond to repeated attempts to reach them. Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton had no comment on Blumenthal’s activities with Drumheller.

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Political Theater

Absurd Fourth Circuit ruling embodies everything that’s wrong with drug raids

Given all of that, I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to serving search warrants for drug crimes, there is no Castle Doctrine, there is no knock-and-announce requirement and there’s barely still a Fourth Amendment at all.

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Former Domestic Terrorist Gets On TSA Fast Track List

Useless security theater.

Hmm. “Former member of a notorious domestic terrorist group”. So what are the chances that it wasn’t Bill Ayers or some other radical leftist?

Government

Ethereum, Information Technology that Could Transform Law, Finance, and Civil Society

Ethereum’s developers believe their project will lead to the proliferation of programs they call “smart contracts,” in which the terms of an agreement are written in code and enforced by software.

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FBI says search warrants not needed to use “stingrays” in public

Update: NYT catches up on Stingray

A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement: To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about the technology.

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Caligula's White House: Stupid Senate, I Am The United States

The Obama administration is warning Congress once more to stand down from interference with U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, asserting that pending legislation in Congress likely would have a “profoundly negative impact” on the ongoing talks the U.S.

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