Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Constitution Overturned

Memo justified warrantless surveillance

"Our office recently concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations," the footnote states, referring to a document titled "Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States."


If they had to overturn the Constitution, you would think they might have the dignity to do it in a document, not a footnote.

1 comment:

Grace Nearing said...

If they had to overturn the Constitution, you would think they might have the dignity to do it in a document, not a footnote.

No, that's precisely where it would be overturned: in a footnote -- more accurately, about the 937th endnote in Appendix M (and in 6-point type).