Senator Jon Kyl responded that Durbin’s amendment would threaten investigations in their earliest stages, because people conducting terrorism investigations cannot be expected to know whether the people they are investigating are suspected of involvement in terrorism.
Mukasey’s Department of Justice says that it is reviewing its options, considering how to respond to the subpoena. The law, however, is quite clear. Legally, Mukasey has no options. He has to show up to give testimony. He has to provide the requested documents. If Mukasey does not do so, he will be breaking the law.
The Bill of Rights is called the Bill of Rights because it stands as the legal guarantor of your… oh, how to put this?… rights. Here’s one of your rights, outlined in the Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their
Senators Russell Feingold and Christopher Dodd promised to filibuster H.R. 6304. (So did Senator Barack Obama, but his word is apparently cheap.) Feingold, Dodd and 13 others in the Senate followed through on the barest version of a filibuster: voting against ending debate on the