Thursday, January 18, 2007

Pardon me if I don't cheer

Advocates for civil liberties and privacy are claiming victory now that the administration has announced that it will seek warrants from the FISA court for the NSA's wiretapping program.

I suppose this is some kind of an advance (albeit made to defuse hearings that congressional Democrats have scheduled for the spring), but am I the only one who thinks that a secret court-- even the identities of the judges on the court are withheld--is contrary to the American system of justice and, very possibly, the Constitution?

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