Thursday, August 17, 2006

Judge Puts Injunction on NSA Wiretaps

Muckraker is all over today's breaking news that U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor struck down the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program as unconstitutional, including word that the Bush administration is preparing to fight Judge Taylor's injunction.

One quotable from the Judge's opinion draws a bead on President Bush's claim that he has some kind of "inherent power" to violate the laws of the land:
We must first note that the Office of the Chief Executive has itself been created, with its powers, by the Constitution. There are no hereditary kings in America and no power not created by the Constitution. So all "inherent power" must derive from that Constitution.

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