The Clinton and Carter administrations ordered domestic surveillance without a court order, too. (Drudge) (Edited: Drudge didn’t read the whole of the linked orders, nor did I – Carter and Clinton’s orders followed established law – hat tip to Think Progress for reading it and to Ed for the pointer in the comments)…A FISA court judge resigned yesterday in protest of the Bush administration excercising the power without involving the 11 judge panel.
The practice is either legal or it it is not and we need to figure it out.
Update: If all things are equal, Matt Gross sez: “…impeach them all. Retroactively, after the fact. To the pokey for all the presidents.”