However, this scattered opposition has not coalesced in any sort of organized campaign in defense of privacy, and even some of those who were targeted have failed to speak out to criticize the wiretaps
, arguing there are more pressing issues such as the political process and the conditions of detainees and university students.
Hochman stated: "To obtain a valid wiretap
, the government has to surmount the highest hurdles to get court permission for this very intrusive invasion into a citizen's privacy.
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and closely regulated use of wiretaps
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pull the rug out from under that strategy and leave defendants to contend with their own words.
Such an approach might even, paradoxically, make such secret courts, notorious for almost never rejecting wiretap
applications, less inclined to defer to intelligence agencies, since instead of being asked whether they are prepared to give terror hunters the benefit of the doubt, judges will already know some of the contents of the communications for which they're being asked to authorize the release of identifying data.
The Administration's legal justifications--that Congress unwittingly approved domestic wiretapping in its 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force after 9/11, and that the commander in chief has the inherent authority to wiretap
without court approval--are absurd.
The Court held that the government does not have unlimited power to conduct national security wiretaps
for domestic security matters, and that prior judicial authorization is needed before using wiretaps
for national security purposes.
What dangers to freedom may emerge if, during a years-long fight against terrorism, government restricts criticism, wiretaps
citizens, and incarcerates suspects indefinitely?
Japan's largest cellular phone services provider, has decided not to send employees to monitor police wiretaps
, citing the cost and stress on workers, company sources said
Nortel Networks Inc has agreed to waive licensing fees for certain software when that software is used to assist law enforcement agencies in conducting wiretaps
, according to Associated Press.
An investigation may contain several wiretaps
including both existing and expired wiretaps