Court ruled that the FISA Courts could not encroach on the President's authority...

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    Court ruled that the FISA Courts could not encroach on the President's authority...

    http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fisa/fiscr111802.html

    FISA is primarily used to obtain warrants for criminal investigation... According to the courts if the President is collecting foreign intelligence, such as where those calls terminated or begun, there is no need for a warrant unless there is a need for criminal investigation.

    I'm fascinated by this law, it appears that so long as they are not fully domestic, it applies to foreign intel, and there is no criminal investigation there is no need for a warrant...
     
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    That's what is my current understanding of the law is. From what has been published, which I think should not have been, my understanding is that the unwarranted surveillence was on calls between this and another country. For those where both parties were in US, warrants were sought.
     
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    I think this now puts foreign terrorists communicating to their comrades here in the US on notice as well, at least that's how I understand this whole thing.
     
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    Exactly, which why I wrote that it should NOT have been leaked. Aiding and abetting the enemy.
     
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    Shh....What's that sound? I think it's another Democratic fantasy crashing to pieces around them.
     
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    The Libs on a certain site I visit on occassion are saying, "Then why aren't they using this in their argument?"

    My answer, "They will."
     
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    My guess on why Bush is seeming to be so chipper and in control. Others have noticed too:


    http://polipundit.com/index.php?p=11676
     

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