The executive branch shall construe subsection 404(c) of title 39, as enacted by subsection 1010(e) of the Act, which provides for opening of an item of a class of mail otherwise sealed against inspection, in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances, such as to protect human life and safety against hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence collection.Bye bye, we'll miss you!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
The 4th Amendment--RIP
I'm a lawyer, forgive me. The text below is heavy in legalese crafted by my brethren. But please, make no mistake, this is not boilerplate. Your president has just claimed the right, in DIRECT contravention of the statute involved, to open YOUR mail without warrants.