We Can Be Arrested And Tried For Breaking Laws We Don’t Know Exist
By Tom Burnett
“You are under arrest.”
“It’s a secret. You have already been tried and convicted.”
“It’s a secret. You are going to be executed at midnight.”
“Yeah. I’ll bet you wish you didn’t do whatever it is you did.”
“Wait! Don’t YOU know?”
“No one knows. It’s a secret law.”
SEN. WYDEN DECRIES “SECRET LAW” ON PATRIOT ACT
An amendment offered on May 24 by Sen. Ron Wyden would have challenged the Administration’s reliance on what he called “secret law” and required the Attorney General to explain the legal basis for its intelligence collection activities under the USA PATRIOT Act. But that and other proposed amendments to the PATRIOT Act have been blocked in the Senate.
“The public will be surprised… when they learn about some of the interpretations of the PATRIOT Act,” Sen. Wyden said, based on his access to classified correspondence between the Justice Department and the Senate Intelligence Committee.