As expected, the case was shot down quietly a couple of weeks ago.
From her judgement:
I can only conclude, that the government has not violated FOIA by refusing to turn over the documents sought in the FOIA requests, and so cannot be compelled by this court of law to explain in detail the reasons why its actions do not violate the Constitution and laws of the United States. The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me; but after careful and extensive consideration, I find myself stuck in a paradoxical situation in which I cannot solve a problem because of contradictory constraints and rules—a veritable Catch-22. I can find no way around the thicket of laws and procedures that effectively allow the Executive Branch of our Government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusions a secret."
Like I've said before, these last two presidents have truly fucked us. Hard. They've created secret law which nobody outside has standing to even know about. Where does that leave us?
Equally disconcerting is that Obama has nominated one of the architects of this whole deal to head the CIA*, giving our elected representatives a golden opportunity to find out just WTF is going on. So far one senator has had the cojones to ask pertinent questions. The most pathetic part of it all is that Congress is getting trampled on just as much as the rest of us. In matters of security they've been completely castrated. Amazingly, at this point, they don't even have the balls anymore to prevent further emasculation. They're like Andy Dufresne with the sodomites. Really quite pathetic.
*As a potential CIA head, John Brennan's resume is impeccable. That's one of the things that's so annoying about this. He's a perfect candidate, but quite possibly evil incarnate, and nobody will inquire about the latter due to his extraordinary professional qualifications.