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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Surveillance History

Just thought I'd post a quick link to an interesting (but very long) read on the history of surveillance and national security from American University Law Review.

http://www.insct.syr.edu/ProfessorsPublications/Banks/Executive%20Authority%20for%20National%20Security%20Surveillance.pdf

It's got some very interesting references on the executive branch authority in the area, some that folks on the left may not like. Things like two different courts finding the president has an inherent Constitutional right (and duty) to protect the country, and both included the right to use warrantless searches.

It also points out that the fruits of the warrantless searches are admissible in the courts, as long as the purpose when they were obtained was combating foreign intelligence gathering. (Sorry Judge Kotar-Kelly).

Before the hippy crowd starts screaming that Bush probably paid for this study, it was published in October of 2000, before he was in office.

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3Comments:

Blogger Uber said...

I keep saying that while discussion on the topic as to whether or not the president should have these powers is always open for debate (though you can guess my leanings here), calling for impeachment because of it is just plain stupid. I don't think anyone on the left is listening, though. Thanks for another link to beat them over the head with though, CP. :)

1:32 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Uber, the left appears to be deaf to the truth.

Funny the number of "settle law" court cases that document contains on the presidents power. I guess settled law is only important when it refers to abortions.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Totally enjoying the Ted Kennedy's Car thing!

5:46 AM  

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