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Comment: Re:Due Process (Score 1) 693

by sokoban (#43098483) Attached to: Rand Paul Launches a Filibuster Against Drone Strikes On US Soil

Due Process is the magic term.

No, Insurrection Act is the magic term. The President has the authority to use the military as needed to "suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation, combination, or conspiracy results in a condition...that--
(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or
(B) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws."

Comment: Re:It is disturbing... (Score 4, Informative) 693

by sokoban (#43098407) Attached to: Rand Paul Launches a Filibuster Against Drone Strikes On US Soil

The Insurrection Act (w/ 2006 amendments) however does in fact authorize use of military force in certain circumstances:
"(1) The President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to--
(A) restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that--
(i) domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order; and
(ii) such violence results in a condition described in paragraph (2); or
(B) suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation, combination, or conspiracy results in a condition described in paragraph (2).
(2) A condition described in this paragraph is a condition that--
(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or
(B) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws."

Comment: Re:As much as I like Jared, I differ here (Score -1, Troll) 303

by sokoban (#41668869) Attached to: Congressman Warns FTC: Leave Google Alone

does anybody have any real proof that Google has manipulated results or forced other products to be tied to their search engine?

Well, the situation with the iOS mapping is somewhere between shady and "being evil".

http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/apple/why-did-apple-ditch-google-maps-in-ios-6-a-disagreement-over-voice-guided-directions-apparently/

Comment: Re:It's about money, not law (Score 4, Insightful) 149

by sokoban (#41346401) Attached to: Apple Wins Again — ITC Rules They Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

With 0.3-0.6% of GDP directly attributed to Apple and its basically unlimited funds for lobbying (bribing) politicians,

Except Apple spends 1/10th as much as Google does on lobbying and doesn't have a Political action committee to funnel money to politicians like how Google does.

your lovely (US) government cannot afford letting them lose their current market cap - it would harm whole market and trigger an avalanche of failing pension funds (lots of them also heavily invested into Apple itself) which in turn would bite government crooks in their lazy asses.

Because that really stopped antitrust cases against Microsoft in the 90's.

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