September 6, 2007
Let's Play "Guess the President!"
A federal judge has just thrown out one part of the revised Patriot Act as unconstitutional:
A federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act on Thursday, saying investigators must have a court's approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said the government orders must be subject to meaningful judicial review and that the recently rewritten Patriot Act ''offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.''
The suit was brought by the ACLU, and the judge's ruling would rip to shreds one of the most critical elements of our intelligence war against al-Qaeda -- in order to protect the putative "right" of terrorist suspects to privately plot attacks over the internet.
Now, here's the game: Without looking him up, can anyone guess which American president nominated Judge Marrero to the bench in 1999?
(Hint: There is a clue cleverly concealed in the sentence directly above.)
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, September 6, 2007, at the time of 2:37 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Terrye
That is easy. It was Hillary's husband.
What happens now? The inevitable appeal etc?
The above hissed in response by: Terrye at September 6, 2007 4:30 PM
The following hissed in response by: RunningRoach
It was Jimma Carter....in absentia..wispered into the deep clevage of HRC and overheard by the cigar man himself...Billie Bob "I know what no don't mean." Clinton.
The following hissed in response by: brutepcm
I had it before I read the date. Do I get a prize?
The following hissed in response by: Don
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