drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
drieuxster
drieuxster

What is an illegal wire tap?

No, seriously:
House leaders voiced their support for the Constitution's "speech or debate clause" -- a provision designed to protect members of congress from being arrested for their legislative activities -- in a brief filed Monday in the case of outgoing Arizona GOP Rep. Rick Renzi. Renzi, who is accused of conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering, says the government collected evidence against him using an illegal wiretap order that taped conversations between him, aides, and other members of congress. He is one of a string of legislators, including Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson and Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, to use this as defense. (CQ Politics)
[ cf The Daily Muck (emphasis mine)]
huh???

Rats, Ship, Elvis has left the building???
Tags: generic_fear
Subscribe

  • Who's Getting Who's Crazy On?

    Fox & MSNBC Reporters at Values Voters: Rude, Disruptive, Lazy - the folks at faith to action have another take on the values conference, where the…

  • The asymetric problem

    A friend of my recently raised the fear point - what happens when some stateless actor up and does a nuke strike on some american friendly space. { I…

  • Which family values?

    A man who had long been vocal in his opposition to abortion was shot to death Friday morning while staging an anti-abortion protest outside a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments