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Anna and the King.

“[P]ublic interest is clear, in this matter. It is the upholding of the Constitution.” In a strongly worded decision that minces no words about the Dubya administration’s “obviously” unwarranted powergrab, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor finds the NSA warrantless wiretaps blatantly unconstitutional. “It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights…There are no hereditary Kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution. So all ‘inherent powers’ must derive from that Constitution.” Elsewhere in the opinion, Taylor found that the wiretap programviolates the separation of powers doctrine, the Administrative Procedures Act, the First and Fourth amendments to the United States Constitution, the FISA and Title III.Update: As per the norm, the GOP try to shoot the messenger.

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3 Responses to “Anna and the King.”

  1. Good headline, Kevin.

    Posted by Ted | August 17, 2006, 7:47 pm
  2. Wish I’d thought of that headline. Nice one.

    Posted by Bill Hooker | August 17, 2006, 8:10 pm
  3. Look at Dubyah in this …………………
    video

    Posted by fritz | August 22, 2006, 4:48 pm

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