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Court Affirms Wiretapping Without Warrants

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 12:04 PM

Court Affirms Wiretapping Without Warrants

Bruce M. Selya, the chief judge of the review court, wrote in the opinion that “our decision recognizes that where the government has instituted several layers of serviceable safeguards to protect individuals against unwarranted harms and to minimize incidental intrusions, its efforts to protect national security should not be frustrated by the courts.”


Let the creaming of tyrant/NWO/facsist state begin anew by the libs on the site.

Bush has the right. Clinto had the right.

All of you anti-american conspiracy folks better listen up. That clicking in the back ground just might be the EVIL bush/cheney listening in!

I love this!

ADMIN EDIT: Fixed title to reflect the actual story being discussed as opposed to the political baiting title that was originally inserted.

[edit on 19-1-2009 by Crakeur]

posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 12:16 PM
reply to post by crmanager

All of you America/Bush haters must be losing it.

But I must acknowledge that your response will be, "It is just the fascist state protecting itself."

Who cares? It is just one more thing you can't scream "Impeach Bush" for.

posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 01:10 PM
Here is the link to the quoted article:

I'm not sure if you actually read the article you referenced. This is an excerpt:

But the ruling, handed down in August 2008 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review and made public Thursday, did not directly address whether President Bush was within his constitutional powers in ordering domestic wiretapping without warrants, without first getting Congressional approval, after the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Several legal experts cautioned that the ruling had limited application, since it dealt narrowly with the carrying out of a law that had been superseded by new legislation. But the ruling is still the first by an appeals court that says the Fourth Amendment’s requirement for warrants does not apply to the foreign collection of intelligence involving Americans. That finding could have broad implications for United States national security law.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The ruling is not a conclusive dismissal of constitutional objections to wiretapping.

[edit on 19/1/09 by paperplanes]

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