President Obama and his successors in the Oval Office are not obligated to make public the names of individuals visiting the White House, according to a decision of the federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia made public Friday.
The case was brought by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog nonprofit that has been fighting a long legal battle seeking to force release of the White House visitor logs as public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
But in a decision that is drawing intense criticism from across the ideological spectrum, the circuit court said the president has a "constitutional perogative" not to tell the American people who he or his staff meets with in the White House. More here:
Ha ha. The fair and objective court ... comes up with a "justification" for keeping the White House visitors log a secret from the people. When is the last time a court took the side of the people instead of the side of the government?
The courts are there to protect the people from outrageous government over-reaching. But what are they doing? They are handing your money and liberty to the government. And there's nothing you can do about it.