Imagine opening your mailbox to find a note that reads, “Show all mail to [supervisor] for copying prior to going out on the street.” Last year, one man did just that, leading to the discovery of secret surveillance programs for U.S. snail mail.
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Is President Barack Obama redefining the Constitution by limiting congressional input into military actions against the terror organization ISIL? Leading experts Ilya Somin and John Yoo join Jeffery Rosen to discuss a complex constitutional issue.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson of the American University School of Public Affairs says President Obama must seek congressional approval for strikes against the Islamic State.
How long can President Obama take military action against ISIS forces without extended approval from Congress? We may know that answer to that question soon.
This week, a federal appeals court in New York heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records. A ruling against the government could accelerate the program’s review by the Supreme Court.