Justice Dept. Censors Supreme Court!

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In what appears to be a mind-numbing wheelbarrow of irony, the web site Smoking Gun says, "Anybody who has read many official documents—including those making headlines in the last year or more—has seen plenty of redactions (those portions that are blacked out or otherwise made unreadable). This, we're told, is for legitimate reasons, such as "national security" or "protecting intelligence sources and methods." But now we have absolute, incontrovertible proof that the government also censors completely innocuous material simply because they don't like it."

Read on for the gory details of just how polarized the government can be.

The offending blacked out quote from Freedom of Information Act-requested documents? Brace yourself kids, this one is obviously in desperate need of censoring:

"The danger to political dissent is acute where the Government attempts to act under so vague a concept as the power to protect 'domestic security.' Given the difficulty of defining the domestic security interest, the danger of abuse in acting to protect that interest becomes apparent."



 

 

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