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The Latvian band Brainstorm performs their song Tin Drums.  Somehow Tin Drum seemed oddly appropriate for today…

The Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed the mark-up of the FISA bill until next Thursday.  Which gives us a week to put more pressure on them regarding telecom immunity and basket warrants, both of which fly in the face of the constitution, the bill of rights and the rule of law.

As I mentioned in the prior thread, I would like to push a campaign forward on this for faxes and phone calls.  So I’m opening the floor for suggestions on a succinct way to do this — something pithy, catchy, and easily understood — regarding the rule of law not the rule of executive fiat.  Let’s brainstorm a bit this morning.

Our best campaigns have come from our comments section.  I know someone out there has a really good idea that all of us can push forward.  So, what are you thinking?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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