and other gun bigots say that if you're on you should be barred from owning guns? The one that
they won't tell you if you're on,
if you find out you're on it they won't confirm you're on it,
won't tell you why,
and won't say what you can do to get off it?
The bastards don't even want to tell the judge what their arguments are for the damned list.
Alsup, who sits in San Francisco, also refused the Justice
Department's offer to show him affidavits from law enforcement officials
which the government would not share with Ibrahim or her attorneys.
"Here the government seeks to affirmatively use allegedly privileged
information to dispose of the case entirely without ever revealing to
the other side what its secret evidence might be," Alsup wrote in an
order filed last week (and posted here).
"Only in the rarest of circumstances should a district judge, in his or
her discretion, receive ex parte argument and evidence in secret from
only one side aimed at winning or ending a case over the objection of
the other side. Here, the government has not justified its sweeping
"It has gone so far as even to redact from its table of authorities some
of the reported caselaw on which it relies! This is too hard to
swallow," Alsup wrote.
This is bloody disgusting. The .gov should NEVER be allowed to get away with crap like this; the fact that they thought they could... it doesn't say good things.