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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Limbaugh Loses Records Appeal 

This is both good and bad. It's good that this blowhard hypocritical prick is likely to get fucked 4 or 5 different ways by this ruling if it stands...

The bad thing is the precedent this sets and the fact that the search was clearly unconstitutional and is merely a residuary "right" of the government that is the product of years of wear and tear done to our liberties as Americans by the "war on drugs".

The ACLU tried to lend Limbaugh a hand, leading some supporters of the organization (i.e., me) into a conflicted state of scattered priorities.
The American Civil Liberties Union has supported Limbaugh's position, arguing the outcome could affect doctor-patient confidentiality.
The ACLU is right to defend Rush's right to privacy. Even bigoted fucktards deserve their civil liberties.

CNN sums the case up by saying:
The seizure did not affect the popular talk-show host's right to privacy, the court said Tuesday in its 13-page ruling.
Right...and Rush didn't eat enough pills on a daily basis to down a rabid grizzly. Doesn't affect his right to privacy my ass...it EVICERATES his right to privacy.

Actually, I should wait and read the opinion before I start making conclusions, but all in all I'd say it's a bad day for Limbaugh and a bad day for privacy and 4th Amendment protections, the former being sorta fun and good and the latter far outweighing it by being really bad and unconstitutional...

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