Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush: Surveilling a surveillance case

photo: Zobmbie (check out his photo essay here)

Only in America, suspected organization helping terrorist groups can sue the President of the United States.

Not many people have heard of a court case that goes by the name Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush. But it's currently at the center of a far-reaching legal struggle over terrorism, surveillance, and the United States Constitution that's being played out in the courts.

On August 15, 2007, the Al-Haramain case made its way to San Francisco, where the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments prior to making a ruling -- a ruling that (no matter which way it goes) will inevitably be appealed to the Supreme Court, where it will be settled once and for all.

A blogger, Zombietime, was there to witness the action that day and provides wealth of information about the group and the case. Read the full text here.

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