Re: Alberto Gonzales, A.G.

Our esteemed Attorney General, Alberto Gonazales, spent yesterday spinning excuses for President Bush's Domestic Warrantless Spying program. The whole program seems like it should be illegal. I find it alarming and unsettling. That said, I'm not an attorney. My studies of the U.S. Constitution is limited to an A.P. U.S. Government course in High School.

Filius Nullius at Democratic Underground has a wonderful and scholarly explanation of Why Bush has no constitutional power for warrantless surveillance. Go read it.

Also, Pres. Jimmy Carter has weighed in on the situation.

"Under the Bush administration, there's been a disgraceful and illegal decision — we're not going to the let the judges or the Congress or anyone else know that we're spying on the American people," Carter told reporters. "And no one knows how many innocent Americans have had their privacy violated under this secret act."

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