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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-06-07 07:48 AM
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10. Bush Signs Law Widening Reach for Wiretapping
Source: New York Times

By JAMES RISEN
Published: August 6, 2007

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 President Bush signed into law on Sunday legislation that broadly expanded the governments authority to eavesdrop on the international telephone calls and e-mail messages of American citizens without warrants.

Congressional aides and others familiar with the details of the law said that its impact went far beyond the small fixes that administration officials had said were needed to gather information about foreign terrorists. They said seemingly subtle changes in legislative language would sharply alter the legal limits on the governments ability to monitor millions of phone calls and e-mail messages going in and out of the United States.

They also said that the new law for the first time provided a legal framework for much of the surveillance without warrants that was being conducted in secret by the National Security Agency and outside the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the 1978 law that is supposed to regulate the way the government can listen to the private communications of American citizens.

This more or less legalizes the N.S.A. program, said Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies in Washington, who has studied the new legislation.



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  -Bush Signs Law To Expand Warrantless Surveillance Purveyor  Aug-05-07 06:28 PM   #0 
  - oh good. i feel so much fucking safer already.  orleans   Aug-05-07 06:29 PM   #1 
  - hey bush.. now that we have your warrantless attention  C_U_L8R   Aug-05-07 06:30 PM   #2 
  - well he didn't waste anytime with that now did he?  proud patriot   Aug-05-07 06:31 PM   #3 
  - Hey King George, spy on this!  Greeby   Aug-05-07 06:37 PM   #4 
  - If I could recommend individual posts...  Cooley Hurd   Aug-05-07 06:40 PM   #5 
  - Wasn't that Barbara back there  thunder rising   Aug-05-07 06:49 PM   #6 
  - Now watch as the lists of terrorists expands  MikeNearMcChord   Aug-05-07 06:50 PM   #7 
  - Every Dem that voted for this dog...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-05-07 06:56 PM   #8 
  - another disgusting step in the march towards fascism...  ixion   Aug-05-07 10:08 PM   #9 
  - Bush Signs Law Widening Reach for Wiretapping  orleans   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #10 
  - Disgusting.  Maat   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #11 
  - No kidding. Another in a never-ending series of national disgraces.  calimary   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #13 
     - Boy, do I hear you.  Maat   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #15 
     - My son just turned 18.  Sonicmedusa   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #23 
     - Makes me want to look too.  Sonicmedusa   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #22 
  - That's really great! I feel so much safer now..  leeman67   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #12 
  - if you've got time in between the 2  tenaciousradical   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #14 
  - ..  Maat   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #17 
  - K&R  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #16 
  - Why worry about the laws being put into place ...  Maat   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #19 
     - I agree with that  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #21 
        - I agree - is all I can say.  Maat   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #25 
        - I just wish my Grandparents were here to see this  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #26 
        - the experience is so different than the theory  wjmj   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #35 
           - It's true about hate  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #39 
              - Will do...tomorrow night  wjmj   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #41 
  - just how in the hell do they  tenaciousradical   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #18 
  - what terrorists?  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #24 
  - He'll work on a Sunday for that...  Viva_La_Revolution   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #20 
  - no shit. and i wonder what the hell kind of horse trading went on in the senate  orleans   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #28 
  - Just what I was thinking. How quick he signed that into law...Couldn't wait til Monday morning.  redirish28   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #29 
  - So---seems Congress gave them even more than requested??!! my gawd!!  rodeodance   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #27 
  - Surveillance without Warrants  wjmj   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #30 
  - "It's entirely in their hands."  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #32 
     - Deep****  wjmj   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #33 
        - You got that right  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #34 
           - ...carted off  wjmj   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #36 
              - I like the idea of Cuba  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #38 
              - Miami Boat Ride  wjmj   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #40 
                 - Sounds awesome  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #42 
              - Yeah, when folks dig up "Escape From New York" DVD in our rubble many years from now ...  calipendence   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #44 
                 - oh god--now there's a happy fucking thought. argh. you could be right. n/t  orleans   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #45 
                    - And maybe they'll find the statue of liberty like it is in Planet of the Apes...  calipendence   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #46 
                       - okay--i admit i never saw planet of the apes. so i don't get this one. n/t  orleans   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #47 
                          - It's probably not a spoiler for most people here...  calipendence   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #52 
                             - oh--i saw that on google images -- didn't know the background of it. n/t  orleans   Aug-06-07 09:29 AM   #54 
  - It bypasses the courts!------There is NO separation of powers anymore!  rodeodance   Aug-06-07 07:48 AM   #31 
  - Bingo!  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #37 
  - So now the REPUKE WAR CRIMINALS can listen in on Democrats and anyone else that OPPOSES them...  TankLV   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #43 
  - Good thought  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #51 
  - Just pray it's not retroactive, it would be just like this bunch of....  Sam Ervin jret   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #48 
     - i don't think you can make a law retroactive...well, maybe you can  orleans   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #49 
     - They're gonna use it as such  Hydra   Aug-06-07 07:49 AM   #50 
  - Thank God we captured the House and Senate in 2006!!  Jeff In Milwaukee   Aug-06-07 08:46 AM   #53 
  - Hey, where are all the people that are lecturing everyone? You  acmavm   Aug-06-07 12:34 PM   #55 
 

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