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The Post FISA Amendment Act Action Begins: ACLU Fires The First Salvo – A Working Thread

As all know by now, July 9, 2008 was a day that will live in infamy. It seems stark to use that historic phrase, but to a lot of us, it really feels that way. What many have been asking, and rightfully so, is where do we go from here. There are several projects such as Strange Bedfellows for the long term, but, by far, the biggest news you need to know about today is the activity by the ACLU. The ACLU has made two filings in response to the passage and signing of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), one a new complaint in SDNY and the other an application to the FISA Court.

Emptywheel’s Famous Football Trash Talk Thread

Hello there sports fans and fanettes. You have probably been wondering what happens to the New England Patriots if Tom Brady is injured or out. The second string is a pretty severe step down; for those scoring at home, or even if you are alone (shameless rip off from Keith Olbermann), Brady’s backup is Matt Cassel, a perfectly fine chap, and by all accounts a good quarterback.