The Los Angeles Times (gavel bang to Bashman) is reporting on a 1986 memo I wrote supporting the FBI's right to investigate Federal Employees as security threats and for the IRS to tape record conversations with taxpayers without telling them.
He cited a 1947 order issued by President Truman that gave the government broad power to check on the loyalty of its employees and to root out communists and subversives. "The plain language of that order clearly states that all federal employees fall within its ambit," Alito wrote.
And this is considered, somehow, "news." I mean, I have to be consistent. If I'm going to allow secret detentions and waterboarding, I have to allow the FBI and IRS to poke around with impunity, no?