Thursday, September 6, 2007

Score One for the Constitution...

Nice try, President Bush. But, seriously - its not like getting dad to fix your speeding ticket for you:

"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."

What this means is that the federal investigators must have court approval before they can force ISPs to turn over your internet records. Just like they would if, oh for instance, they wanted to go through your file cabinet at home.

Wow. Does this mean the founding fathers were right even in the digital age? Huh. Interesting.

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