Bush can continue NSA warrantless surveillance program
Captain Moroni must be smiling at this decision because he too used broad and sweeping executive war “power and means to deliver themselves from their enemies”.
This is a good court decision and big win for Bush and his efforts to defend America from Jihadist secret combinations.
The Bush administration can continue its warrantless surveillance program while it appeals a judge’s ruling that the program is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The president has said the program is needed in the war on terrorism; opponents argue it oversteps constitutional boundaries on free speech, privacy and executive powers.
This is a routine formulation of the classic test for injunctive relief prior to a decision on the merits, and the reversal of the trial judge’s ruling on this standard is a near certain indication that the 6th Circuit will be agreeing with the president on his authority to order the NSA to conduct warrantless surveillance of al Qaeda contacting its operatives in the United States.
No doubt Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Murtha and Judiciary Committee Chairman Conyers will stop at nothing to shackle the president’s ability to conduct this surveillance.