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PBC News & Comment: More Leaks Expected as Snowden Goes “Bourne”

Fugitive Ed Snowden gave Glenn Greenwald “dozens” of documents, bringing on the Summer of Leaks and Bourne-style manhunt…ACLU sues over declassified phone record program, now has “standing”.

–Sen. Merkley (D-OR) submits bill to require NSA to disclose the legal basis of surveillance programs

–Sen. Rand Paul (R_KY) proposes “Fourth Amendment Restoration Act”

–Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) offers NDAA amendment to require probable cause for NSA surveillance of “US Persons”

–Top spook James Clapper trys to spin out of perjury, saying his denial of the now-exposed collection program was the “least untruthful” answer

–new secret evidence will be sprung in Gitmo tribunal of  Saudi accused of bombing of USS Cole

–after setback from Supreme Court, about 15 Gitmo cases will not proceed, as “material support” isn’t a real crime

–McCain is, once again, in favor of closing Gunatanamo–talks about moving prisoners to supermax in Illinois

–ObamaCo ends shameful efforts to limit access to Plan B contraceptive

–new poll shows 58% of Californians support marriage equality; Supreme Court decisions expected soon on Prop. 8 and DOMA

NY Times and SF Chronicle both run stories that US nuclear power industry is experiencing major setbacks

–PBS NewsHour announces layoffs, closing bureaus in San Francisco and Denver

–Turkish Prime Minister agrees to meet with protesters, then orders them cleared from park in Istanbul