Is this definition of “U.S. person” unusual? Is it defined this way in other federal statutes or is it here sui generis, a burst of FISA creativity?
I’m no lawyer, but as a term of art it isn’t something I recall running into before. Seems quite innocuous, but upon a bit of reflection it turns weird like butter turns rancid. I suppose it does provide a decisive resolution to that nagging and theretofore unresolved problem of. the proper order in which to list the various sexes, genders and proclivities: his or her or her or his? The transgendered and hermaphrodite lobbies have certainly put down a marker in the drafting of this statute. A bit chauvinistic with respect to our finny friends, though. PETA, Flipper, et al. v. The United States, Edwin Meese, et al.p>My only complaint in this whole business is that 30 times really doesn’t seem like much in the grand scheme of things. Jack Bauer & Co. do 30 domestic signals intercepts before the first commercial! We can do better. br> — Paul Kotik br> Plantation, Florida /p>
If there was ever any doubt that the left hates President Bush more than they love this country, that doubt can now be dispelled with the latest NSA leak. And leading the “I hate Bush” charge, is none other than the New York Times (America’s very own version of Aljazeera). I am now completely convinced that the NYT is nothing more than a full participating partner of the Democratic Party.p>Given the latest top secret leak, it is now time for President Bush to demand that the Justice Department conduct a full investigation to determine who the leaker(s) are and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. If America is to survive, it is time to fight the enemy from within.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?