August 18, 2006
It's About Freakin' Time
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And I betcha the press is going to give this one a bye, relative to stories of more vital importance, like the 598th consecutive re-hash of the JonBenet Ramsay case.
In short, a federal judge ruled the Bush eavesdropping program to be clearly unconstitutional, but more than that, said that the program:
"violates the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”); the Separation of Powers doctrine; the First and Fourth Amendments of the United States Constitution, and the statutory law. ... The president of the United States ... has undisputedly violated the Fourth in failing to procure judicial orders as required by FISA...." (PDF of Ruling)Now can we use the word "impeachment"?
Clearly, it takes an unelected official to have the guts to state the glaringly obvious fact that President Bush without question violated the constitution and broke the law, whatever distinction you may draw between those two. It'll be interesting to see what fallout this has, if it emboldens the Democrats, what seeds it may plant if the Democrats win and want to begin investigations, and how this may be handled on appeal.
But for the moment, I have to wonder if even this will stop the spying on American citizens. My bet: no.
Posted by: Tim Kane at August 18, 2006 08:28 AM