"Senator Bingaman's position is that the Senate should take a more active role in investigating the President's approving of wiretaps
before we get to censure," spokesperson Maria Najera explained.
Agnew moved to suppress admission of the recorded conversation, saying the recording was unlawful under the Wiretap
Act because only he had consented to having the call recorded.
The phone tapping was authorized by a single wiretap
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"The 5th Circuit reiterated that the wiretap
evidence against North should be suppressed, but only because federal agents failed to take precautions against listening to a conversation that in and of itself wasn't criminal in nature," the report said.
either continue to use their powers under current wiretap
laws to the
Of all the splashy stories of the Galleon Group insider trading case, the role of wiretaps
has the most lingering significance for in-house counsel.
The move to muzzle comes despite the Italian judiciary's use of wiretaps
to fight crime, especially anti-Mafia operations.
Two FISA provisions, born in the USA PATRIOT Act and dealing with roving wiretaps
(section 206) and business records (section 215), are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2009.
The legislation also restricts the government's powers, requiring a higher standard of proof for investigators to demand business records, greater judicial oversight, and increased reporting to Congress on antiterrorism operations and limits on roving wiretaps
This loophole in the roving wiretap
provision arguably epitomizes the reason for the inclusion of the sunsets in the first place.
The Federal Wiretap
Act makes it illegal to intercept a telephone call.