Thursday, August 17, 2006

ACLU Succeeds in Weakening National Security

For now, at least.

It seems that a Federal judge in Detroit has been persuaded to enjoin the NSA's wiretapping program targetting terrorists.

At least now the Federal appellate courts will have the chance to demonstrate just how empty the criticisms of the President for this program are.

UPDATE: Steve Minor agrees.

5 comments:

James E. Martin said...

Its not the ACLU, its the Consitution.

James Young said...

James, you have a bright future as a far Left lawyer. You are pathologically incapable of addressing the plain language in front of you. I didn't say that the ACLU "prohibit[ed]" anything. I also didn't say "The Constitution" did.

What I said was "that a Federal judge in Detroit has been persuaded to enjoin the NSA's wiretapping program targetting terrorists."

Virginia Centrist said...

Arg.

All they're saying is that the President has to get consent from a FISA court for spying, right? And he can do that with 72 hours late notice!!! Right?

Or are they ruling against data mining? If that's the case, then I agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Read the fourth amendment. Then say the criticisms are empty.

James Young said...

I won't say there's not an argument there. As for the Fourth Amendment, my recollection is that it refers to "persons and papers." If you're hanging your hat on a textual analysis, you lose.