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June 24, 2007

Judge Raps Bush's Warrantless Surveillance

So why hasn't this fascist-for-a-president not been impeached yet. It should be apparent to all that we have administration acting outside the law and constitution:
A federal judge who used to authorize wiretaps in terrorism and espionage cases criticized President Bush's decision to order warrantless surveillance after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Washington District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said Saturday that it was proper for executive-branch agencies to conduct such surveillance, but that the executive should not decide alone whom to spy on in national security cases. The decision should be shared with the judiciary, he said.

The Bushies insist that the FISA law is inadequate to deal with terror threat after 9-11. So what why not change it rather than breaking the law. But that is just an excuse. Its not the law that is the problem:
Lamberth said the surveillance court met the challenge of acting quickly after Sept. 11. Lamberth was stuck in a carpool lane near the Pentagon when a hijacked jet slammed into it that day. With his car enveloped in smoke, he called marshals to help him get to the District of Columbia. By the time they arrived, "I had approved five FISA coverages [warrants] on my cellphone," Lamberth said. He also approved other warrants at his home at 3 a.m. and on Saturdays.

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