Warrantless Wiretapping / Violations of Privacy

Issue Bush Obama Change?
Warrantless
Wiretapping
Instituted policy
(4th Amendment violation)
Obama's arguments for warrantless wiretapping are worse than Bush's:
Sad as that is, it's the Department Of Justice's second argument that is the most pernicious. The DOJ claims that the U.S. Government is completely immune from litigation for illegal spying — that the Government can never be sued for surveillance that violates federal privacy statutes.


In a related issue regarding the erosion of the right to privacy, consider Obama's arguments that the FBI can put a GPS device on anyone's car without a warrant:

The justices were taken aback when the lawyer representing the government said police officers could install GPS devices on the justices' cars and track their movements without a warrant.
Worse

Immunizing, continuing, and making new arguments in support of the program are inlaudable acts.


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