just to discover that he is wrong and that Bush has done nothing illegal and that the Supreme Court has already affirmed warrantless searches legitimate acts of Presidential Constitutional Authority.
Apparently more money than sense.
ACLU doesn't care because win or lose they are able to make the taxpayer foot the bill--hope that gets changed soon.
Although I agree with Bush?s spoken intent of the wire-tappings being directed only at known terrorist suspects within the US, Mark Guzzi challenges the possibilities of something going haywire and his suit was filed just a few hours after the ACLU filed a similar suit against Bush.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP)- An Alpharetta lawyer has filed a federal lawsuit against President Bush, challenging the constitutionality of the administration's secret wiretapping program, which he says sidesteps other branches of government.
Mark Guzzi said Bush has abused his presidential powers in allowing telephone and Internet surveillance, and that the practice violates his First Amendment protection of free speech and Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
''I think I have an argument...that's reasonable,'' Guzzi told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ''It's going to be up to the judge to decide that.
The National Security Agency and the DSA's director are also named as defendants. Guzzi said Friday he is worried that communications with friends he made before the 2001 terrorist attacks who live overseas could be monitored. When talking to those friends, including a Jewish woman in Israel and a woman in Canada of Iranian descent, Guzzi said he has discussed the mindset of terrorists, suicide bombings, America's approach to the war on terror, the war on Iraq and other subjects.
Guzzi's friends are both of Middle Eastern descent. Because the program is secret, he says he has no way of knowing whether he was actually monitored.
He said the wiretapping program is ''fundamentally altering democratic principles of our government.'' Guzzi wants the program immediately stopped. He is also asking that his costs and court fees are paid.