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From CNN:

The United States' secret surveillance court in 2006 did not reject any of the more than 2,000 government requests for permission to conduct electronic surveillance and physical searches, according to a Justice Department report released Tuesday.

Of the 2,181 applications submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court last year, 2,176 were approved and five were withdrawn; one of those was resubmitted and one was partially accepted.

How many "terrorist" prosecutions have resulted from these wiretaps? What's the chance then that they were all justified?

The ACLU has to deal with the possible, not the ideal. Keeping FISA is better, in their mind, than the total free-for-all that the Chuch hearings uncovered in the 1970's.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2008 at 08:23:08 AM EST
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