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Monday, December 19, 2005

Senate Judiciary Chairman: Surveillance of Americans Is Unlawful Without a Court Order



Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) (video, transcript):

I'd like to know specifically what the administration has in mind. They talk about constitutional authority. There are limits as to what the president can do under the constitution, especially in a context where you have the foreign intelligence surveillance act, which makes it unlawful to have spies or surveillance or interceptions on citizens in the United States unless there is a court order.

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