Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Leahy asks me about this spying case.

I answer: "The president must abide by the Fourth Amendment."

I know this worries some of my friends on the right. But don't worry. Here's the way it works:

The Fourth Amendment reads: ". . . no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation. . . &c"

But if you tap someone's phone WITHOUT GETTING A WARRANT, then you don't need to get probable cause. So there you have it.

Then he interrupts me when I'm giving my explanation about the strip search case. I'm beginning to think Dick Cheney was right when he told you to, well, you know..

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