Out of the Mouths of Lawyers

In U.S. and Zimbabwe, Parallel Snooping Laws

Coincidence? Consider these two news items:

“Robert Mugabe has signed into law an intrusive piece of legislation that gives his regime the power to snoop on phones and e-mails. A government notice published on Friday confirmed Mugabe has approved the Interception of Communications Act, despite intense opposition from press freedom campaigners, media groups and others. The move has already heightened the fears of ordinary people over the privacy of their communications.”

“President Bush signed a new law yesterday that expands the government’s power to wiretap phone calls and e-mails on American soil without court oversight, capping a sudden victory for the White House despite loud criticism from advocates of civil liberties and privacy rights.”

Of Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, Wikipedia says:

“The Mugabe administration has been criticized around the world for corruption, suppression of political opposition, mishandling of land reform, economic mismanagement, and deteriorating human rights.”

And of Bush? Draw your own conclusion.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on August 8, 2007 at 12:21 PM | Permalink

I really like Robert J. Ambrogi’s blog posts.  Of course, he is a Boston College Law School alum, which earns him some points with me as a fellow garduate.  Check out his blog.



One Response to “Out of the Mouths of Lawyers”

  1. Bob Ambrogi Says:

    Thanks for the pointer. Us BC Law alum need to stick together. I’ve added both your blogs to my RSS reader.

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