Has the administration caved on the NSA surveillance program?

Posted by: ST on January 17, 2007 at 10:28 pm

The blogosphere is buzzing with tonight with the belief that the admin has given up on the NSA Terrorist Surveillance Program by saying they ‘won’t reauthorize it’ and that all future requests for warrantless wiretaps will be decided on by FISA.

Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy, however, is not so sure and thinks this might be a ‘win’ for the administration. Read what he has to say about it here. Dafydd at Big Lizards is thinking along the same lines. See also AJ Strata’s post, where he echos similar themes to Kerr and Dafydd.

Has the admin pulled a fast one on its critics and furthermore, have the mediots gotten the angle of this story all wrong? Sounds like it …

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5 Responses to “Has the administration caved on the NSA surveillance program?”


  1. Terrye says:

    Powerline also says the program will continue, just under FISA. I think conservatives need to stop this thing they do of panicking everytime AP or the NYT puts out some snarky half backed column with their usual spin. This might be a good thing, Bush was keeping the TSP alive with a signature every 45 days. This way the program will continue on without executive order.

  2. Bill Faith says:

    Best of both worlds. W just snuck the ball right by the MSM; he scored and they didn’t even know it. I linked.