NSA UPDATE….A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to repond within 20 days to a request for documents related to the NSA’s domestic spying program:
Records sought by the [Electronic Privacy Information Center] include an audit of the program, a ?checklist? guide used to determine whether an individual?s phone or e-mail messages could be monitored, documents showing how information gleaned through eavesdropping had been used, and other legal opinions about the program.
Of course, the Department of Justice is likely to turn down the request, and then the case will be appealed. But it’s still interesting news. I’d like to see that famous 48-point checklist myself.