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Feingold, who has been among the fiercest critics of the administration's power grabs, introduced the OLC Reporting Act in the Senate, with Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) introducing companion legislation in the House. It's unlikely the bill will be passed this year -- and even if it was, Bush would almost certainly veto it -- but the legislation provides a starting point for the next Congress to begin undoing Bush's damage.
This bill represents an important step toward curbing secret law and restoring the balance of power between the White House and Congress.”
Originally posted by ANoNyMiKE
Wait... there needs to be a bill to ban this?
How was he able to do this to begin with? Who gave the to that!?
The Bush administration has relied heavily on secret OLC opinions in
a broad range of matters involving core constitutional rights and civil
liberties. The administration's policies on interrogation of detainees
were justified by OLC opinions that were withheld from Congress and the
public for several years. The President's warrantless wiretapping
program was justified by OLC opinions that, to this day, have been seen
only by a select few Members of Congress. And, when it was finally made
public this year, the March 2003 memorandum on torture written by John
Yoo was filled with references to other OLC memos that Congress and the
public have never seen--on subjects ranging from the Government's
ability to detain U.S. citizens without congressional authorization to
the Government's ability to operate outside the Fourth Amendment in
domestic military operations.
Originally posted by All Seeing Eye
I say, hogwash, what a hoax .
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Thanks for posting this TA--I almost posted it yesterday, but I think I've reached my quota on going after the ever-criminalistic Decider / Insaney Cabal for the time being, LOL.
I'm kind of on the fence with this. On the one hand I want to thank Senator Feingold, but on the other hand I'm saying "way too little, way too late", as well as not really holding my breath to this being anything more than bluster, which seem to be the perpetual MOA of the co-complicitory, worthless congressional body.