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Friday, May 12, 2006

Domestic Spying Update

Prof. Orin Kerr has a preliminary legal analysis of the latest NSA program here, and here. Tentative conclusion: The Constitution is not implicated, but the program violates several statutes. I have two questions:

One, how about a class action suit against the companies who unlawfully released our information?

Two, Jeff Sessions has strongly opposed amnesty for illegal aliens. The reason? He says "The American people are counting on us to secure our borders and restore the rule of law to our immigration system." O.K., Beauregard, here is your chance to prove that reason is more than just a smokescreen. We have good reason to think both the administration and the telecom companies willfully broke the law. Are you going to meaningfully investigate it? Or just blow it off? If you choose the latter, than what is the real reason you oppose amnesty?