Wiretap justice

i assume most of you heard about the judge’s ruling on the illegal wiretapping the president covertly introduced after 9/11. You know, the one where the NSA can tap phone calls without warrants. well, if you have not read it, here it is.

For now, because i have not thought enough about this, i am just going to point to Wiki links on some of the subjects the judge uses in her decision (which is available from the CNN article):

4th Amendment here

FISA here

“Title III” of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act here

now, i have not studied the material enough yet, but at cursory glance it looks like the Prez may have a loophole in that whole part about “not limiting the president’s constitutional authority”.

let me look at it some more. any thoughts?

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