Jeff Goldstein is not a lawyer, but he reasons better than most lawyers. He has a post that quotes a guy who is a lawyer, ranting about Bush’s secret surveillance program. Once I saw this guy’s rant, I felt I had to respond — until I saw Jeff’s response. Jeff takes apart the guy’s arguments one by one, very elegantly, making any response by me superfluous. So Jeff saved me a lot of time, which I appreciate.
P.S. The guy Jeff quotes claims no conservative defending the program has mentioned the Youngstown case. Gee, didn’t I mention that case the other day? Why, yes, I did.
P.P.S. Also, you should be reading Antimedia’s detailed analysis of the legalities involved.
Jeff’s and Antimedia’s posts represent the blogosphere at its best.