White House Files Opposition to Release of NSA Wiretap Rulings

Perhaps predictably, but news nonetheless, the Bush Administration Friday filed its opposition to the ACLU's request that the FISA court release the rulings it issued since January, 2007 concerning Bush's warrantless NSA electronic surveillance program.

The opposition motion, filed in the secret FISA court, is available here (pdf)at the ACLU's website.

The ACLU responds to the Government's filing here.

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    gee, (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Sat Sep 01, 2007 at 10:28:13 AM EST
    i'm surprised the opposition motion wasn't secret.

    though this will come as no surprise to anyone here, this whole warrantless surveillance program is decidedly kafkaesque, and should be drop-kicked with all dispatch. it has no place in a real democracy, and i suspect the founding fathers would be appalled at its existence.

    Govt will prevail. (none / 0) (#2)
    by NMvoiceofreason on Sat Sep 01, 2007 at 11:30:09 AM EST

    Due to statutory construction alone.

    Congress needs to fix this, making the FISC a federal court of general jurisdiction over matters the State claims to be secret.

    Text rendition of the Response (none / 0) (#3)
    by cboldt on Sat Sep 01, 2007 at 12:22:52 PM EST
    Converted from PDF to text, for the PDF averse.  Pardon the typos, the OCR doesn't work very well.

    Government Response to ACLU Motion before FISA Court