“If there is one guiding principle to our nation it is the rule of law. It protects the unpopular view, it restrains fear‐based responses in times of trouble, and it sanctifies individual liberty regardless of wealth, faith, or color,” the appeals court concluded.
“If you tie yourself to national security, you get funding and you get exemptions on disclosure cases.”
When the FBI was formed in 1908, it was established as the national detective bureau charged with the investigation of interstate crimes, offenses against federal property and personnel, and violations of federal statute. The federal police, as it was envisioned, was supposed to be a shining example of law enforcement, unencumbered by local