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NSA kerfuffle: redux

Drawing on remarks from both the President and the Attorney General yesterday -- and on the responses I was reading around the blogosphere -- I began to suspect that the divisions we're seeing in the debate over executive authority to authorize domestic surveillance is a function not mereley of politics, but also of the paradigm through which one choses to view the authorization itself. Those who are committed to the civil / criminal paradigm -- while in some cases conceding…

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Outrage delayed? (UPDATED to include FISA Court Review link)

Via Newsbusters, a David Burnham NYT story from November 7, 1982:"COURT SAYS U.S. SPY AGENCY CAN TAP OVERSEAS MESSAGES" A Federal appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency may lawfully intercept messages between United States citizens and people overseas, even if there is no cause to believe the Americans are foreign agents, and then provide summaries of these messages to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Because the National Security Agency is among the largest and most…


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Warrantless Searches and You
As we have probably all heard by now, the NYT printed leaked information informing us that the Bush Administration has been selectively spying domestically with the NSA via FISA. [I think in 30 instances]. Was this legal? Check out this post by a...
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