Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and conservative members of his panel have reached agreement on legislation that may determine the legality of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, GOP sources say.This just points out why it's essential that the Democrats get control of the House and the Senate in November. As the United States moves closer and closer to Dick Cheney's dream of a tyrannical fascist state it is obvious the the Republicans will do nothing to stop it. We can't wait two more years to put a stop the the evils of the Bush administration. We can only hope that the Democrats will do something if they do get control. I'm not convinced they will.
Specter has mollified conservative opposition to his bill by agreeing to drop the requirement that the Bush administration seek a legal judgment on the program from a special court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978.
Instead, Specter agreed to allow the administration to retain an important legal defense by allowing the court, which holds its hearings in secret, to review the program only by hearing a challenge from a plaintiff with legal standing, said a person familiar with the text of language agreed to by Specter and committee conservatives.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Stopping the tyrant!!!
Well Arlen Specter has given in to the Bush Administration and the wingnut fascists in his own party once again.