Thursday, August 17, 2006

John Kerry on Ruling Declaring NSA Wiretaps Unconstitutional

As reported here earlier, a federal judge has ruled today that the Bush administration's domestic spying program is unconstitutional and has ordered that it be ended immediately.

Senator John Kerry issued the following statement on the federal judge’s ruling today that the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and must be stopped immediately:

“The court ruled today that no one is above the law. Now we need an honest debate and constructive steps, not another public relations onslaught from an administration that’s good at hiding the truth and spinning the politics and sorely lacking when it comes to making America safe in the world or bringing people together at home.”

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales jumped on the decision almost immediately saying the Bush Administration "disagrees with the ruling and has appealed."

"We also believe very strongly that the program is lawful," he said in Washington, adding that the program is "reviewed periodically" by lawyers to determine its effectiveness and ensure lawfulness.


Blogger Brandon Craker said...

It's time for change. Yesterday's ruling was the first actual door to open that hopefully sunk into the minds of President Bush and his Administration that you can't just make up your own laws. Unfortunately, they continue to describe it as "legal".

2008 can't come soon enough.

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