If Newt Gingrich is planning on running for President in 2008 -- which appears likely -- it seems odd that he would give a speech at a dinner honoring
November 28, 2006

newt.jpgIf Newt Gingrich is planning on running for President in 2008 -- which appears likely -- it seems odd that he would give a speech at a dinner honoring free speech saying a "different set of rules" may be needed when it comes to the first amendment and effectively fighting the threat of terrorism. GW University Law Professor Jonathan Turley joins Olbermann to discuss the Constitutional implications of Newts frightening suggestion.

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As Jonathan Alter noted in a later segment, this is especially frightening because, unlike Lincolns suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War, the so-called GWOT is, by all accounts, perpetual, making this "different set of rules" a permanent fixture of American life. Somewhere George Orwell is rolling in his grave .

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