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The Senate Judiciary Committee started requesting information from the administration and the administration naturally said, "No!" The committee asked for classified legal opinions on the domestic spying program and since they were refused, a political war will ensue.
In many ways, this much more than just domestic wiretapping scandal. This is a fight for the very foundation of our society. It's a battle between the executive and legislative branches. Right now, Arlen Specter is running the show and White House told him where to go.
The Justice Department is balking at the request so far, administration officials said, arguing that the legal opinions would add little to the public debate because the administration has already laid out its legal defense at length in several public settings.
So what happens now? The committee will probably issue formal subpoenas for the stuff. Then we'll see whether or not the court will order him to give it up. This is going to be real interesting to watch in an "interesting times" sort of way. I think we have a real constitutional crisis brewing here too. It's almost got me a little scared. We have a nation ruled by law. The problem is the executive branch thinks it's Judge Dredd.
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posted by Stithmeister @ 9:14 AM
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