Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Former GOP presidential candidate du Pont falsely suggested "America's judicial system" supported warrantless domestic surveillance

Defending President Bush's domestic spying program in his January 17 column, Pete du Pont claimed that "the federal courts have consistently ruled that the constitution gives the president the authority ... to acquire foreign intelligence without warrants or other approvals." But, contrary to his suggestion, these federal court rulings do not address the legality of Bush's authorization of the National Security Agency to conduct warrantless domestic surveillance. Read more

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