Well here is one of the "checks and balances" that Bush must really hate:
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Justice Department to
respond within 20 days to requests by a civil liberties group for documents
about President George W. Bush's domestic eavesdropping program.
The ruling was a victory for the Electronic Privacy Information Center,
which sued the department under the Freedom of Information Act in seeking
the release of the documents.
U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy ruled that the department must finish
processing the group's requests and produce or identify all records within
"Given the great public and media attention that the government's
warrantless surveillance program has garnered and the recent hearings before
the Senate Judiciary Committee, the public interest is particularly well
served by the timely release of the requested documents," he said.
More and more judges are making similar orders. That makes it apparent our
judicial branch of government also has a problem with the warrantless taps.
These are the ones who can really make or break the program. If judges don't
credit the taps as evidence then any current and future terror suspects could
get off scott free because of the President's ignorance towards our laws.