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View Diary: IRS v. Tea Party & DOJ v. AP are BOTH GOP-Fabricated Non-Scandals (374 comments)

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  •  settled FISA law (1+ / 0-)
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    at this point.

    Emptywheel said this may even have been routinized by the Patriot Act as national security letters even, no judge necessary... , a FISA judge at that (a high level of approvals there), and she also said the administrative subpoenas weren't judicially reviewed/approved either...if I got that right that is, haha.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:00:09 AM PDT

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    •  They are not judicially approved but Patriot Act (0+ / 0-)

      and other laws makes them legit. These laws gives agencies (e.g. FBI, ATF) the authority to issue subpoenas without judicial approval.

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