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Today's FISA ruling: a case study in 8 years of lying and ignorance


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Bus administration secretly put in place witout legislation from Congress, and wic Te New York
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UPDATE IV7*   !"   The New York Times     1  ! 
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constitutional powers in ordering domestic wiretapping witout warrants, witout first getting
Congressional approval, after te terrorist attacks of 2001.
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