". . . There are no hereditary Kings in America and no powers not granted by the Constitution."
Now Truthdig has chosen to honor Ann Beeson the lead attorney in the case as Truthdigger of the Week saying:
Truthdig salutes Ann Beeson, the American Civil Liberties Union officer and lead attorney for the plaintiffs in ACLU v. NSA, the case that persuaded a Detroit judge to order a halt to the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.
By holding that even the president is not above the law, the court has done its duty under our Constitution to serve as a check on executive power, Beeson said after the victory. Throwing out the Constitution will not make Americans any safer.
Of course, I love quoting from the ruling.
The President of the United States, a creature of the same Constitution which gave us these Amendments, has undisputably violated the Fourth, in failing to procure judicial orders as required by FISA, and accordingly has violated the First Amendment Rights of the plaintiffs as well.
A creature of the Constitution? A creature, certainly, but of the Constitution? I wish! Federal District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor also wrote:
It was never the intent of the Framers to give the President such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights. The three separate branches of government were developed as a check and balance for one another.
Wow, activist judges again! She's a revolutionary isn't she? Definitely on the side of the revolution. The American revolution agains the King. King George.