Carol Platt Liebau: Just What We Need: More Firewalls

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Just What We Need: More Firewalls

Read this Washington Post story, which describes the discomfort, in particular, of Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, one of the two head judges of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. She apparently told "government lawyers to create a better firewall [between information obtained through warrantless surveillance and evidence used to obtain warrants] or face more difficulty obtaining warrants." And note that she did this without consulting any other judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Ironic juxtaposition with this story, isn't it?

Who knows what information ended up saving LA from trauma -- and where it came from. Who cares? Certainly not all the people who are alive and well in LA today, and who otherwise might not have been.


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