Friday, August 10, 2007

"Neither Congress nor the president has the power to repeal the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirements"

By Creature

Gitmo lawyers stand up for our rights so the Democrats in Congress don't have to. From ThinkProgress:

Yesterday, lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees asked a federal judge in San Francisco to invalidate the recently-passed FISA law that lets the Bush administration conduct warrantless surveillance on suspected terrorists without first getting court-approved warrants. [...]

Anthony Coppolino, a special counsel to the Justice Department, refused to rebut the challenge to the new law. Copppolino offered this defense: “It’s possible that their clients were and it’s possible that their clients were not” spied on.

The courts are the only check and balance the American people have left. Let's hope after six-plus years of Bush appointments there are a few honest judges left.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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