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Archive of entries posted on 18th October 2010

Does BLAG Believe that Members of Congress are Immune from Federal Wiretaps?

In a little-noticed amicus brief filed in June with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) of the House of Representatives argued that the Justice Department’s wiretap of former Representative Rick Renzi was unconstitutional.  BLAG contends:  “The Wiretap Order clearly permitted the executive branch to seize communications [...]