nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
Why not just encourage write-in votes? It's an existing system (though it would be no small thing to expand it) and the places where the votes are counted have to be fewer and easier to protect than polls are.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
Why not just encourage write-in votes? It's an existing system (though it would be no small thing to expand it) and the places where the votes are counted have to be fewer and easier to protect than polls are.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
I just heard Anonymous, aka Mike interviewed on NPR. He's written Imperial Hubris. It may well be an interesting book--the premise is that the US has comprehensively pissed off the Arab world by the US's policies in the region, and all that's left is a major military option to keep the US safe. Perhaps the book includes info about what exactly is to be the target of said military option--the interview didn't.

The author is a senior CIA guy. It apparently hasn't occured to him that anyone might recognize his fairly distinctive voice.

I'm reliably bewildered by people who talk on the radio about stuff they'd like to keep private. I call in at NPR now and then, and people who know me recognize my voice. How surprising is this?
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
I just heard Anonymous, aka Mike interviewed on NPR. He's written Imperial Hubris. It may well be an interesting book--the premise is that the US has comprehensively pissed off the Arab world by the US's policies in the region, and all that's left is a major military option to keep the US safe. Perhaps the book includes info about what exactly is to be the target of said military option--the interview didn't.

The author is a senior CIA guy. It apparently hasn't occured to him that anyone might recognize his fairly distinctive voice.

I'm reliably bewildered by people who talk on the radio about stuff they'd like to keep private. I call in at NPR now and then, and people who know me recognize my voice. How surprising is this?
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
The decision is at Papersplease.org.

Look, guys, these statements cannot both be true at the same time.

"Obtaining a suspect's name in the course of a Terry stop serves important government interests.

Answering a request to disclose a name is likely to be so insignificant in the scheme of things as to be incriminating only in unusual circumstances."

Furthermore, surely the suspect is qualified to judge when giving their name is likely to be incriminating, and that's precisely the unusual circumstance in which the Fifth Amendment says they can't be required to give it.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
The decision is at Papersplease.org.

Look, guys, these statements cannot both be true at the same time.

"Obtaining a suspect's name in the course of a Terry stop serves important government interests.

Answering a request to disclose a name is likely to be so insignificant in the scheme of things as to be incriminating only in unusual circumstances."

Furthermore, surely the suspect is qualified to judge when giving their name is likely to be incriminating, and that's precisely the unusual circumstance in which the Fifth Amendment says they can't be required to give it.

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