Patterico's Pontifications


I know you’re tired of Texas …

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 4:38 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

… but take a look at this press release (h/t Instapundit) from Texas Governor Rick Perry responding to the European Union’s request that he enact a moratorium on the death penalty:

“230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens. While we respect our friends in Europe, welcome their investment in our state and appreciate their interest in our laws, Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.”

By the way, that’s the complete text. As we say in Texas, short, sweet and to the point.

The Constitutionality of Warrantless Wiretaps

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Constitutional Law,General,Law,Terrorism — DRJ @ 11:36 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

There’s an interesting NY Times’ article by Phillip Bobbitt, a Columbia Law School professor and former NSC member from 1998-1999 during the Clinton Administration, on warrantless wiretaps. Here are some highlights:


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