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Secret Surveillance Court Gets New Presiding Judge

Posted on February 21 2013 by Spectrevision Event-Horizon

"The 11-judge court was set up in the wake of the Watergate scandal in the President Richard M. Nixon era, and is best described as a rubber-stamp for giving the federal government carte blanche powers to spy on Americans at home or abroad.
Walton, a President George W. Bush appointee to the district court, has presided over a number of high-profile cases in the District of Columbia, including the prosecutions of Scooter Libby, Roger Clemens and various habeas corpus cases from Guantanamo Bay detainees"

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