It also seems to contradict Ms. Comstock's assurances in last week's Nightline documentary. Although the agencies need a judge to get a secret warrant, the judge is powerless to refuse their request, as long as they've filled in the paperwork correctly. Which seems to get rid of some of those pesky checks and balances,
in the future
The 2005 Sunset
The first part of a series investigating the PATRIOT Act. An important axiom for our times is buried within this article: Don't mess with librarians.