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A Least One Judge Gets It

It is so refreshing one you find the occasional individual in the non-system that is the US government has become who has actually read the Constitution and understands what it means. From the Associated Press: Judge rules against parts of Patriot Act

NEW YORK – A federal judge struck down parts of America’s top anti-terror law as unconstitutional Thursday, saying courts must be allowed to supervise cases where the government orders 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 USA Patriot Act “offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.”

The judge said the way the law was written “reflects an attempt by Congress and the executive to infringe upon the judiciary’s designated role under the Constitution.”

He added: “It is axiomatic that in our system of government it is the province of the courts to say what the law is. When Congress attempts to curtail or supersede this role, it jeopardizes the delicate balance of powers among the three branches of government and endangers the very foundations of our constitutional system.”

Of course – destroying the US government was exactly the point of the law. The Hedgemony doesn’t care about “checks and balances” that aren’t part of their personal accounting system.


1 Sunny { 09.06.07 at 5:32 pm }

Of course – destroying the US government was exactly the point of the law.

Absolutely the truth!

2 Bryan { 09.06.07 at 7:19 pm }

It’s all part of the same mentality that brought us “destroy the village to save it.”

3 whig { 09.06.07 at 11:42 pm }

Jurisdiction: To speak the law.

4 Bryan { 09.07.07 at 12:13 am }

Exactly so, Whig.