Scott Horton Interviews Jon Eisenberg

Scott Horton, July 15, 2008

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Jon B. Eisenberg, partner in the law firm of Eisenberg and Hancock, discusses his article Suing George W. Bush: A Bizarre and Troubling Tale;” his clients’ lawsuit against the Bush administration for illegally tapping their phone, how the feds accidentally handed them evidence proving that the NSA illegally spied on his clients and their standing to sue, the Kafkaesque states’ secrets runaround insisted upon by the government in order to try to evade justice, his teams various successes and the path ahead.

MP3 here. (27:32)

Jon Eisenberg is a partner at the law firm, Eisenberg and Hancock, LLP in San Francisco. He is the author of Using Terri: The Religious Right’s Conspiracy to Take Away Our Rights and The Right vs. the Right to Die: Lessons from the Terri Schiavo Case and How to Stop It from Happening Again.

7 Responses to “Jon Eisenberg”

  1. How sad is it that we are all shocked when the judicial branch actually does it job.

  2. Scott, you and Jon Eisenberg were correct to speculate about the portion of Jon’s brain that holds knowledge about these :secret” documents. As Joanne Mariner explained last year at the fff.org conference, some of the victims of U.S. torture continue to be held as prisoners — even though innocent of any of the trumped up wrongdoing of which they’ve been approved — because their bodies and minds have recorded the kind of torture (which is secret) that has been inflicted upon them. These torture practices are considered secret methods and are much like the information held in Jon’s brain. So what does this mean? Will Jon soon be “detained” because of what he knows? Or will a lobotomy suffice? And by the way, is that what happened to Dubya, or am I just mean-spirited?

  3. Scott, you and Jon Eisenberg were correct to speculate about the portion of Jon’s brain that holds knowledge about these “secret” documents. As Joanne Mariner explained last year at the fff.org conference, some of the victims of U.S. torture continue to be held as prisoners — even though innocent of any of the trumped up wrongdoing of which they’ve been accused — because their bodies and minds have recorded the kind of torture (which is secret) that has been inflicted upon them. These torture practices are considered secret methods and are much like the information held in Jon’s brain. So what does this mean? Will Jon soon be “detained” because of what he knows? Or will a lobotomy suffice? And by the way, is that what happened to Dubya, or am I just mean-spirited?

  4. Bush Jr. was born that way. It’s the inbreeding. So yes, you’re just mean.

  5. Your program is quite interesting, but that music with which you start the show is rather awful. You are a very well informed fellow Scott Horton and the introductory music to you show should attest to that.

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