Friday, September 30

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

Mark Tapscott reports in this post that Federal District Court Judge Richard J. Leon ruled Tuesday of this week that "the privacy rights of illegal aliens convicted here of crimes, including the most serious felonies, are more important than the public's right to know data needed to assess how the government is complying with the law that requires such aliens to be escorted out of the country upon their release from jail." I'm not a lawyer, but isn't that tantamount to a violation of the Freedom of Information Act?

Juxtapose Judge Leon's ruling with a similarly egregious ruling this week that got Bill O'Reilly in a justifiable lather last night during the opening segment of his "O'Reilly Factor" (scroll down and view Bill's "Talking Points" video) -- namely, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein's ruling, in a case brought by the ACLU, that 74 additional, incendiary Abu Ghraib photographs must be released by the federal government, because the Freedom of Information Act requires that the government do so, and regardless of what impact their release may have on Americans in uniform fighting terrorism overseas.

So black-robed activists secure liberties for lawbreaking illegal aliens (forgive the redundancy), while at the same time showing no compunction about putting our men and women in uniform in harm's way! Just two more examples of a federal judiciary that's out of control.

Are you angry yet?


SOURCES: The Associated Press (AP) and "The O'Reilly Factor."