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Insane Non-Sequitur of the Day

February 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

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The Court’s action sustains the Sixth Circuit’s decision that the ACLU and its co-plaintiffs did not have standing to challenge the program. (I wrote about that decision for the Weekly Standard, here.) This underscores that the President had constitutional authority to order warrantless surveillance; that the cooperating telecoms were not only being patriotic but exercising sound judgment when they complied with requests for assistance; and that the House Democrats are acting reprehensibly by refusing to consider the intelligence reform bill passed overwhelmingly in the Senate. The Democrats are gambling with our security for no better reason than to preserve these meritless lawsuits.

Tags: Privacy and Surveillance



3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gil // Feb 20, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Yes, and Tim Lee did a good job counting the nonsense levels.

  • 2 Jon // Feb 22, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    He’s good. I read about this, and thought that this underscored the fact that the Court didn’t think the ACLU didn’t have standing. Better pay closer attention next time, look alive and everything.

  • 3 Jon // Feb 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Yikes. Sarcasm kicked me in the ass. What I meant to say was “didn’t think the ACLU had standing.” Nevermind. That’ll teach me.

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