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Illegal Wiretapping declared Illegal August 17, 2006

Posted by pjpoes in Uncategorized.

NY Times: Federal judge Orders

 So our commander and chief has finally been told that we do not live in a dictatorship no matter how much simpler it would make things. The president does not have unlimited power and must obey the laws of the land particularly the constitution which is his sworn duty to uphold.

“It was never the intent of the Framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights,” she wrote, in a decision that the White House and Justice Department said they would fight to overturn. A hearing will be held before Judge Taylor on Sept. 7

This also seems like a blatant violation of the basic tenant of separation of powers which is critical to democracy as we know it. This is particularly flagrant violation as the law that was broken which he claims does not apply was written specifically about domestic surveillance at times of war. but apparently it doesn’t apply this war?

I laughed when they quoted Gonzales as saying that they will continue to use the program in-spite of the ruling, after quoting a white house release saying that they disagree with the ruling. Doesn’t everyone know by know that Alberto is a puppet of the administration? Seriously that guy hasn’t said anything original on the record in years. Of course you would think that the Attorney General would think that its necessary to follow a judges ruling but apparently he also has no concern for the law.

Yahoo News & The Nation: In the NSA case, a Judge says No to King George

The Nation is a little more blunt about things than most other media.



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