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Friday, January 16, 2009

Surprising FISA Ruling

It turns out that the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program was legal and Constitutional, according to, somewhat surprisingly, the FISA appellate court in a just released 2008 ruling . This is quite a ruling, especially coming from FISA. Not sure I agree, but then I'm not a Constitutional scholar either.

I haven't seen this in the media, come to think of it, and it seems significant, since what's at issue -- whether the government can spy on its citizens -- is clearly of major concern to all of us. Someone cover this story! I'd like to hear some analysis of it from both sides.

2 comments:

mijopo said...

You might be interested in reading Glenn Grueenwald's commentary:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/#postid-updateB2

Erik said...

Interesting article, thanks for sending.