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2005/8/7

Civil Liberties Board "Not a Priority" for Bush Administration

@ 12:16 PM (114 months, 17 hours ago)

Representative Christopher Shays (R-CT) has rightfully criticized the Bush administration, saying that a civil liberties board mandated by Congress last year is "not a priority" for the Bushies.

There's a real shocker! Civil rights and liberties being a priority for Bushie?  Imagine that!

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was charged by Congress to help ensure civil rights and liberties in the age of terrorism.  George Bush eventually named five members to the board after a six month delay.  But the Board has received little if any support from the Administration, is underfunded, and has never met to discuss its job.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050804/pl_nm/security_usa_rights_dc