Sunday, February 05, 2006

Specter skeptical of President's NSA surveillance

Republican Senator Arlen Specter, chair of the Judiciary Committee (that will start hearings on Monday), says he's skeptical of the President's defense of the legality of the secret, warrantless NSA surveillance. (more here) I'm not sure, though, Specter was addressing the "inherent Executive authority" argument, as opposed to the statutory one (AUMF).

So far, through the confirmation process, Sen. Specter has been a very "straight shooter" and non-partisan. I'm glad he's chairing the upcoming hearings on the NSA surveillance.


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