Glenn Greenwald has lost all interest in making legal arguments. The reason for his indifference should terrify anyone who believes that the law—and not arbitrary decision-making by government officials—should govern a nation.
Greenwald’s experience in uncovering our national secrets—from deep within our security apparatus to the FISA courts—has taught him that sometimes the law doesn’t matter. When the government is determined to act outside of its constitutional restraints, justifications will be made, legal memoranda will be written, in order that the outcome will be determined by a contest of institutional power. Learn more in the video below.