Category Archives: The DEA
This should jack the jaws of a few folks, both in and out of government. From the Jurist link:
Chief judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia Royce Lamberth found Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) committed fraud in its efforts to keep documents related to eavesdropping charges a secret. The judge ruled that the CIA must unseal more than 200 documents relating to the case. Lamberth is also considering charges against 6 other CIA members, including former CIA director George Tenet. The judge wrote:
Although this case has been sealed since its inception to protect sensitive information, it is clear from reading the Court of Appeals 2007 public opinion in this case and seeing the unclassified appendix that was filed on appeal that many of the issues are unclassified. The government acknowledged that indeed, the case could be unsealed, and that much of the information is unclassified. Accordingly, the Court ordered the government to file with the Court unclassified versions of every document in the case.
The lawsuit began in 1994, after former Drug Enforcement Agency agent Richard Horn felt that his was he being spied on by his superiors in Myanmar. Until recently, the CIA had requested the documents remain sealed in order to protect the agents in the field.
You go Judge Lamberth! I hope Tenet gets heartburn worrying about this.
In the first decision of its kind, a federal judge has ruled that California’s medical marijuana advocates may go forward with a claim that the federal government has a pattern of drug law enforcement intended to subvert California law in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, in San Jose, Calif., said he will allow Santa Cruz County to go forward with its claim that federal authorities deliberately are seeking to frustrate the state’s ability to determine whether an individual’s use of marijuana is permitted medical use, or illegal recreational use.
Medical marijuana advocates contend the federal government has engaged in a calculated campaign to force states to repeal medical marijuana use laws, in violation of the 10th Amendment, which reserves states’ powers.
What? States rights? They trump the DEA bullshit? Seriously Judge Fogel? Are you daft man? The Supreme’s ruled that the Feds have the right to enforce their fuckwittery on all states.
Santa Cruz passed an ordinance that creates a government office responsible for providing medical marijuana directly to patients, in part to test the reach of the Raich decision.
The lawsuit, County of Santa Cruz v. Gonzales, C03-1802JF, by Santa Cruz County against the U.S. attorney general alleges the federal government has targeted enforcement to make it impossible for California to implement and enforce its law and force the state to recriminalize medical marijuana use.
We ain’t taking this shit lightly..no we are not gents. Our state voted on this you bastards…and the voters said medicinal use of cannabis is a-ok. Alcohol, which will kill you if taken to extremes, is fine with the feds…but cannabis…nope. Those bastards have held nature’s medicinal hostage for 50 years.
Check out the rest of the writeup here.