Membranophonist + bush + privacy   34

Feds Urge Dismissal of High-Profile Spy Case | Threat Level | Wired.com
"The Obama administration is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit weighing whether a sitting U.S. president may lawfully create a spying program to eavesdrop on Americans’ electronic communications without warrants or congressional authorization."
Obama  Bush  DoJ  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Rights  Law  FISA 
august 2009 by Membranophonist
The Case of the Gonzales Notes
"The Justice Department is investigating whether former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales created a set of fictitious notes so that President Bush would have a rationale for reauthorizing his warrantless eavesdropping program, according to sources close to the investigation."
Gonzales  Bush  DoJ  Surveillance  NSA  Constitution  Privacy  Ethics 
october 2008 by Membranophonist
Newsweek Poll: Americans Wary of NSA Surveillance - Newsweek Politics - MSNBC.com
"…57 percent said that in light of the NSA data-mining news and other executive actions, the Bush-Cheney Administration has 'gone too far in expanding presidential power.'" King Nothing's popularity continues to sink.
Politics  Polls  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
Warrantless Wiretaps Possible in U.S.
"…Gonzales left open the possibility yesterday that President Bush could order warrantless wiretaps on telephone calls occurring solely within the United States…" R.I.P., Amendment #4.
Bush  NSA  FISA  Constitution  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Rights 
april 2006 by Membranophonist
Justice Deputy Resisted Parts of Spy Program - New York Times
The top deputy to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft refused two years ago to approve important parts of the secret program that allows domestic eavesdropping without warrants…
Politics  Bush  DoJ  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Privacy 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
TIME.com: Has Bush Gone Too Far? -- Jan. 09, 2006 -- Page 1
Bush broke the FISA laws proscribing warrantless domestic electronic surveillance. Having your appointees tell you it is legal doesn't make it so.
Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Behind Power, One Principle as Bush Pushes Prerogatives - New York Times
That principle being the "Unitary Executive" theory; basically, the president is above the law.
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Bush’s Snoopgate - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com
The president was so desperate to kill The New York Times’ eavesdropping story, he summoned the paper’s editor and publisher to the Oval Office.
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Media  Journalism 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Whitehouse.gov: President Bush: Information Sharing, Patriot Act Vital to Homeland Security
"Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. " Bush is a liar.
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Intelligence  Privacy  FISA 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Spying Program Snared U.S. Calls - New York Times
"…eavesdropping without warrants has captured what are purely domestic communications in some cases, despite a requirement by the White House that one end of the intercepted conversations take place on foreign soil…" Breaking their own rules!
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Intelligence  Privacy  FISA  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Power We Didn't Grant
I can state categorically that the subject of warrantless wiretaps of American citizens never came up. I did not and never would have supported giving authority to the president for such wiretaps.
Politics  Bush  Congress  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Alito Defended Officials From Wiretap Suits
"The danger that high federal officials will disregard constitutional rights in their zeal to protect the national security is sufficiently real to counsel against affording such officials an absolute immunity." --US Supreme Court
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Rights  FISA  SCOTUS 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Spy Agency Mined Vast Data Trove, Officials Report - New York Times
The volume of information harvested from telecommunication data and voice networks, without court-approved warrants, is much larger than the White House has acknowledged…
Politics  Bush  NSA  Intelligence  Surveillance  Communications  Privacy  FISA  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Schneier on Security: The Security Threat of Unchecked Presidential Power
"This is indefinite dictatorial power. And I don't use that term lightly; the very definition of a dictatorship is a system that puts a ruler above the law." All hail King George!
Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Security  Law  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
United Press International - NewsTrack - Bush was denied wiretaps, bypassed them
U.S. President George Bush decided to skip seeking warrants for international wiretaps because the court was challenging him at an unprecedented rate.
Politics  Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Feingold Calls for Bush's Censure
The Constitution and FISA cannot be ignored by executive fiat. Too bad the Republicans are spineless cowards.
Politics  Bush  FISA  NSA  Constitution  Privacy  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Bob Barr, Bane of the Right?
The conservative movement has become the Cult of Dear Leader.
GOP  Conservatives  Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Law  Privacy  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Republican Speaks Up, Leading Others to Challenge Wiretaps - New York Times
"A growing number of Republicans say the program appears to violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act…"
GOP  Congress  Bush  NSA  FISA  Privacy  Surveillance 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Activists on Right, GOP Lawmakers Divided on Spying
Good to see that some conservatives still believe in the rule of law.
Politics  NSA  FISA  Bush  GOP  Congress  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Political opposites aligned against Bush wiretaps
"Norquist said: 'It's not either/or. If the president thinks he needs different tools, pass a law to get them. Don't break the existing laws.'" Grover Norquist: GOP apostate?
Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Law  Privacy  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
AG's memo raises questions on Patriot Act - The Boston Globe
"A footnote in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's 42-page legal memo defending President Bush's domestic spying program appears to argue that the administration does not need Congress to extend the USA Patriot Act…"
Politics  Bush  Congress  Surveillance  Privacy  **** 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
INTEL DUMP - Inherently Dangerous
"This is not about terrorism, war, or safety. It is much simpler than that. It is about whether [we] are to govern ourselves, or whether we are to be governed by an all-powerful commander in chief."
Politics  Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
Poll: Most Say U.S. Needs Warrant to Snoop
"A majority of Americans want the Bush administration to get court approval before eavesdropping on people inside the United States…" America hates America!
Politics  Bush  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
Report Rebuts Bush on Spying
"A report by Congress's research arm concluded yesterday that the administration's justification for the warrantless eavesdropping authorized by President Bush conflicts with existing law and hinges on weak legal arguments." Bush broke the law.
Politics  Bush  NSA  FISA  CRS  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
Report Questions Legal Basis for Bush's Spying Program - New York Times
"President Bush's rationale for authorizing eavesdropping on American citizens without warrants rests on questionable legal ground…"
Politics  Bush  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: White House Told NSA Briefings Broke Law
Law. What a quaint concept. Doesn't Harman know that September 11 changed everything?
Politics  Bush  Congress  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist

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