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A Translation of Gonzales’s Answers at the NSA Surveillance Hearings

NSA Surveillance

The NSA surveillance hearings began today with the testimony of Attorney General Gonzales. To save you the time to read through the extensive transcript (here and here), I thought I’d translate some of Gonzales’s remarks for you: […]

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Beyond His Power: Bush’s Authorization of Warrantless NSA Surveillance

Surveillance Government

In this post, I aim to explore more in depth whether Bush had the legal power to authorize warrantless NSA surveillance. As I was putting the finishing touches on this post, I noticed that Orin Kerr beat me to the punch, and I find that we’ve identified the same issues and are in substantial agreement. His post […]

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Did Bush Have the Legal Authority Under FISA to Authorize NSA Surveillance?

NSA Surveillance

Yesterday, I blogged about a startling story in the NY Times about President Bush’s authorizing the NSA to conduct domestic surveillance without a warrant or even a court order. According to the NY Times story, the “legal opinions that support the N.S.A. operation remain classified.” Today in the NY Times is a follow-up story about the legal basis for the […]

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