Professor Tribe addressed the NSA surveillance program in circumspect language in a letter to Congressman John Conyers (emphasis added):
The inescapable conclusion is that the AUMF did not implicitly authorize what the FISA expressly prohibited. It follows that the presidential program of surveillance at issue here is a violation of the separation of powers â€” as grave an abuse of executive authority as I can recall ever having studied.
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The antics of the current Federal Administration, the arrogance, the autocratic behavior, the self-righteousness, the base hypocrisy–I am speechless.
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