In this Boiling Frogs interview, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds, we explore and update a landmark case against illegal wiretapping with attorney Jon Eisenberg.
Jon Eisenberg joins us to discuss al-Haramain v. Bush/Obama, the only case against the governmentâ€™s illegal wiretapping that was permitted to proceed, and his experience in dealing with Orwellian government secrecy and abuses during his representation of this case. His description of writing briefs in response to secret government filings that he was not permitted to see is incredible! Eisenberg talks about the Obama administration and how it has embraced the power grab and abusive litigation tactics of the previous administration, and the rise of the police state in the United States.
Jon Eisenberg is an attorney with three decades of experience in appellate litigation. He has argued 11 cases in the California Supreme Court, and dozens in the California Courts of Appeal and Ninth Circuit. He is also a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist. In 2011 he received California Lawyer magazineâ€™s â€œAttorney of the Yearâ€ (CLAY) award and was also named one of the Recorderâ€™s â€œAttorneys of the Yearâ€ for his work on the Al-Haramain case. Eisenberg received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Hastings Law Journal and graduated Order of the Coif. His Bachelor of Arts is from the University of California at Irvine.