February 26, 2006

A SPECTER IS HAUNTING THE SEPARATION OF POWERS:

Specter Proposes NSA Surveillance Rules (Charles Babington, 2/26/06, Washington Post)

The federal government would have to obtain permission from a secret court to continue a controversial form of surveillance, which the National Security Agency now conducts without warrants, under a bill being proposed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.).

Specter's proposal would bring the four-year-old NSA program under the authority of the court created by the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.


While it's helpful that he recognizes the program isn't covered by FISA, it's delusional of him to imagine that an act of Congress can cause it to be so covered.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 26, 2006 7:14 PM
Comments

Did the KGB help plan America’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act?

http://www.brookesnews.com/062002fisa.html

Posted by: ic at February 26, 2006 8:32 PM

Where in the Constitution is authority given for 100 prima donnas to oversee clandestine surveillance during war?

Posted by: John J. Coupal at February 26, 2006 8:36 PM
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