If you listened to what few news reports there are about the FISA Amendments Act of 2007, you might be forgiven for thinking that the bill concerns electronic surveillance.
You’d be wrong. Source
The FISA Amendments Act of 2007 was introduced by Senator John Rockefeller, a democrat. The bill has not yet been voted on.
To boil it down to a one-sentence conclusion, Section 107 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2007 enables the Attorney General to order physical searches of anyone’s property or possessions without a warrant or accountability, at the whim of the Attorney General. That’s a frightening prospect. Source
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
11th February 2003
whats next? entering houses and searching without warrants? this stuff isnt gonna fly with me, if this passes the law might continue to deteriorate the civil rights, in favor of security like ti slowly, and still is continuing to do so in Egypt.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
It agree that this power may be needed in order to protect people from danger, but the problem is who is wielding that power? If its in the wrong hands, even something made for good can be used for wrong
This is unconstitutional, plain and simple. When will we get a Supreme Court that overturns all the executive orders and acts and laws that've been using the Constitution to wipe?
This better not pass.
Acountability is subjective. If the Attorney General were to wrongly issue an order for physical search under this act, of course s/he would be held accountable. That said, there are at the very least, parts of this act which are disturbing. They can wait 7 days before getting judicial approval? Even if a Federal court denies the application for a warrant, the Attoney General can, more or less, override a Federal judge??? I am no expert on the US Constitution, but that just doesn't sound right.
Crazy Wolf;4016565When will we get a Supreme Court that overturns all the executive orders and acts and laws that've been using the Constitution to wipe?
That depends, when will you have a Supreme Court not nominated by the President?
elevatormusic;4016718That depends, when will you have a Supreme Court not nominated by the President?
Seriously, I don't see this passing. I haven't got much to fear from it, but I'd prefer to keep my privacy. It's nothing new to see politicians defiling the constitution though.
Its nothing new only because people are sheep. Since my previous question was answered quite well, I've another one:
When will the reasoning skills of the average American be able to defeat the ingrained homophobia, idolatry of horrible politicians, and fear of change?