Friday, December 23, 2005

Law Professor Sunstein on President's Authority to Order Warrantless Surveillance

Prof. Cass Sunstein of the University Chicago Law School, a leading legal scholar on the Constitution, gives a brief and tentative opinion on Pres. Bush's legal authority to order warrantless surveillance of communications of people with known Al Qaeda affiliations who are calling to or from the United States. His analysis is notable for 3 reasons: (1) he is a leading authority on the Constitution, (2) he is an avowed liberal, and (3) he is intellectually honest.

Sunstein's tentative opinion is that the warrantless surveillance is legal.

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