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  •  No. (5+ / 0-)

    This bill guts the Fourth Amendment. Even worse than it already was. Time limit or no time limit, that IS. NOT. OK. There is no room for mistakes.

    The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Passing laws in violation of it is not in Congress's power. So now we have not only the President stepping out of the bounds of his Constitutional authority to authorize these activities, we now have Congress acting outside of its Constitutional boundaries to pass unconstitutional laws legalizing the unconstitutional activities of the Executive. Not acceptable. Not forgivable. Not OK.

    We have never been at war with Eurasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

    by kyril on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 01:02:36 AM PDT

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    •  Any chance of this SCOTUS backing us up? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      n/t

      BushCo Policy... If you aren't outraged, you haven't been paying attention. -3.25 -2.26

      by Habanero on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 05:43:31 AM PDT

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      •  Doubt it. (0+ / 0-)

        The lower courts have been backing us up fairly well on this subject, but I don't have much faith in the SCOTUS. Congress was pretty much the last line of defense.

        We have never been at war with Eurasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

        by kyril on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 10:34:46 AM PDT

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