Friday, March 10, 2006

Former Bush lawyer criticizes NSA wiretaps.

A former senior national security lawyer at the Justice Department is highly critical of some of the Bush administration's key legal justifications for warrantless spying, saying that many of the government's arguments are weak and unlikely to be endorsed by the courts, according to documents released yesterday.
The lawyer, David S. Kris, also said that the Bush's interpretation of Congress's authorization of the use of force against al-Qaeda was "weak justification" that would be unlikely to be supported by the judicial system.

Ex-Justice Lawyer Rips Case for Spying