Sunday, January 29, 2006

Legal FAQs on NSA Wiretaps - Center for American Progress

Legal FAQs on NSA Wiretaps - Center for American Progress: "This document is the introduction and executive summary for Legal FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the National Security Agency wiretap program. This document is current as of January 26, but may be updated. "

"This list of powers resembles “martial law” as it exists in other countries. We never declared martial law during World War II or the Cold War. But the Administration asserts that the current challenges facing our country justify greater power for the President. The risks of concentrated power are a central theme of the Federalist Papers and our constitutional history. It is therefore vital for Congress and the courts to give meaning to Justice O’Connor’s words in Hamdi, that “war is not a blank check to the President.”"

Via David Farber

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