[funsec] U.S. Senate Blocks Patriot Act Renewal

Nick FitzGerald nick at virus-l.demon.co.uk
Fri Dec 16 18:43:18 CST 2005


Paul Schmehl wrote:

> Furthermore, the President can simply supercede all of this by Executive
> Order by declaring an emergency.  Is that *better* than having a law that
> spells out what LE can and cannot do?

And from recent reports, it sounds as if he has been doing that...

Oh, with the slight oversight that he "forgot" to declare the 
emergencies.

But then, he's from down Paul's way, so I'm sure he was doing it with 
the best of intentions and no-one need be at all concerned...


Regards,

Nick FitzGerald



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