John Gilmore on Taking ‘Secret Laws’ to SCotUS

What is a “secret law?

This question is the foundation of a cert petition filed (.pdf) with the U.S. Supreme Court recently.

I spoke with John Gilmore on a drive from San Francisco to LA last week, and discussed the objectives and background of the case, which originated in 2002 as a challenge against the unwritten law requiring one to show identification in airports. Click here to download the interview (36.1mb MP3, 26min15sec). Click at bottom to play.

(Click here for Gilmore’s discussion with EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy ) Full backgrounder at http://papersplease.org/gilmore/. A good summary by Wired’s Ryan Singel here. Amicus from EFF here (PDF).

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