Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fourth Amendment repealed

So as far as I understand it, the FISA "reform" bill amounts to this: So long as the Attorney General certifies that the illegal search is related to a terror investigation, then a federal judge must dismiss any challenge to the search. The only possible grounds for a challenge is that it isn't really the AG's signature.

There is no requirement that there actually be a terror investigation, merely that the AG say there is.

This is more than adequate because we know for a fact that every future AG will be a person of impeccable character and will never, ever misuse or abuse his or her power.

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