Reports: Patriot Act Ruled Unconstitutional

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Orin Kerr points out that, in fact, what the court invalidated was “part of a 1986 law known as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. ”


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  1. Alex Knapp says:


    It seems to me that the more sophisticated lefty blogs are trying to pull a reverse on 2000 by attempting to spread a “Bush is a great debater” meme, thereby RAISING expectations for his performance.

    I think it’s pretty clever, actually.

    Personally, I think Bush tends to be pretty awful in staged events like debates and pretty good in more informal settings.

  2. Alex Knapp says:

    Hmm… I intended to comment on the Kevin Drum/debate post above. How’d that happen?