Homeland Security from Doc

posted Dec 03, 2002

Washington Post:

...under authority it already has or is asserting in court cases, the administration, with approval of the special Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, could order a clandestine search of a U.S. citizen's home and, based on the information gathered, secretly declare the citizen an enemy combatant, to be held indefinitely at a U.S. military base. Courts would have very limited authority to second-guess the detention, to the extent that they were aware of it.

[The Doc Searls Weblog]

Of all the things to come out of the so-called "Patriot" act, this is by far the worst. Who'd have thought we'd have secret, un-overseeable courts in this country? I think the Supreme Court should find an opportunity to render this unconstitutional. How on Earth this could be Constitutional is beyond me. All courts are clearly supposed to be inferior to the Supreme Court.


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