The reactions to yesterday’s monumental ruling against the abuse of power in the NSA warrantless surveillance program are rolling in. Last night Keith Olbermann had constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley, a prof at George Washington University. Turley called it “a very thoughtful opinion” and also said
Despite what Alberto Gonzales says, that the authority is clear, no one else seems to be able to see it.
Calling pundit attacks against the judge “distasteful,” Turley added
Every time a judge rules against the Administration, they’re either too Democratic or too tall or too short or they’re Pisces.
You can see the video here (you have to use Internet Explorer). Turley also had some choice words for Arlen Specter’s “whitewash” bill.
Meanwhile, of course, The Old Gray Lady chimed in:
(W)ith a careful, thoroughly grounded opinion, one judge in Michigan has done what 535 members of Congress have so abysmally failed to do. She has reasserted the rule of law over a lawless administration and shown why issues of this kind belong within the constitutional process created more than two centuries ago to handle them.
NY Times editorial: Ruling for the law
And then there’s the LA Times:
The president and Congress should spend more time following the law and less trying to find creative ways to break it.
LA Times editorial: Bush: Unconstitutional, Again
Andy in H-burg