December 19, 2005

Supreme Court Ruling on Warrantless Surveillance

Maybe someone who knows more about this than I might weigh in? (Moon, cough, Moon, cough cough):

In a 1972 case, the Supremes held that even in the face of great harm, the President is not allowed to authorize warrantless surveillance. U.S. v. U.S. District Court, 407 US 297

The case was regarding 3 suspects that were planning to bomb something in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The government surveillance was conducted without a warrant and the DOJ argued that should be acceptable because of the potential danger to national security. The Supremes rejected that argument.

Via Daily Kos.

Posted by binky at December 19, 2005 01:49 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Law and the Courts


i'm just a trained monkey to you people.

(i'm opening westlaw as i speak. more later.)

Posted by: Moon at December 20, 2005 09:48 AM | PERMALINK

Well, I know you're not posting at your site so someone has to keep your web presence going. :p

Posted by: binky at December 20, 2005 10:01 AM | PERMALINK

it's not that i'm not posting. i'm just not babbling so much anymore.

i'm actually working on belatedly completing my write-up of The Gates. i tripped over all of my notes for the third and final part, which now is in draft form and almost finished.

pretty things in lieu of screeds. :-)

Posted by: Moon at December 20, 2005 10:06 AM | PERMALINK

Ah, I was just pulling your leg. I miss your screeds.

Posted by: binky at December 20, 2005 10:20 AM | PERMALINK
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