March 9, 2006


G.O.P. Plan Would Allow Spying Without Warrants (SCOTT SHANE and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, 3/09/06, NY Times)

The plan by Senate Republicans to step up oversight of the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program would also give legislative sanction for the first time to long-term eavesdropping on Americans without a court warrant, legal experts said on Wednesday.

Civil liberties advocates called the proposed oversight inadequate and the licensing of eavesdropping without warrants unnecessary and unwise.

Of course it's unnecessary to reiterate the constitutional standard.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 9, 2006 1:33 PM
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