NSA Surveillance Escapes FISA Judgment

Sorry to post and run, but this woke me up faster than the cup of coffee I was drinking. From The Hill:

Specter strikes NSA deal
By Alexander Bolton

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and conservative members of his panel have reached agreement on legislation that may determine the legality of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, GOP sources say.

Specter has mollified conservative opposition to his bill by agreeing to drop the requirement that the Bush administration seek a legal judgment on the program from a special court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978.

Please read via The Hill link above.

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2 Responses to NSA Surveillance Escapes FISA Judgment

  1. Ginny in CO says:

    From the previous post:

    “Kevin Drum of Political Animal has this to say…

    The FBI is now harrassing reporters in a way that previously required the consent of a judge — which usually wasn’t given except as a “last resort.” NSLs, by contrast, are issued by the FBI itself.**** There. Is. No. Oversight. At. All.****”

    Get informed and help your local candidates.

  2. pen says:

    Well I knew specter would cave he is nothing but talk and talk is to blame cheap these days.

    As for the Feds harrassing the reporters. I know this sounds harsh but good. Had the press done their freakin jobs instead of having their lips glued to the gop butts then maybe they wouldn’t be on the receiving end this time.