Bush Issues Signing Statement, Declares Right to Open Mail

Bush pushes envelope on U.S. spying

The President asserted his new authority when he signed a postal reform bill into law on Dec. 20. Bush then issued a "signing statement" that declared his right to open people's mail under emergency conditions.

//www.nydailynews.com/front/story/485561p-408789c.html



Bush says feds can open mail without warrant

President Bush quietly has claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant.

//seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003508676_mail04.html



Keith Olbermann: Is Bush Reading Your Mail?

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Bush Issues Signing Statement, Declares Right to Open Mail
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Bush claims right to open your mail
//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5522/


Informant: jensenmk

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Bush Signing Statement Claims Power to Open Americans' Mail

President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant. The president asserted his new authority when he signed a postal reform bill into law on December 20, followed by a "signing statement."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010407R.shtml



Bush extends illegal search policy to mail

Seattle Times

President Bush quietly has claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant. Bush asserted the new authority Dec. 20 after signing legislation that overhauls some postal regulations. He then issued a 'signing statement' that declared his right to open mail under emergency conditions, contrary to existing law and contradicting the bill he had just signed, according to experts who have reviewed it. A White House spokeswoman disputed claims that the move gives Bush any new powers, saying the Constitution allows such searches...

//seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003508676_mail04.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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GOP Senator Confronts Bush on Opening Mail

The Republican sponsor of a postal reform bill called on President Bush yesterday to explain why he used it to claim he can open domestic mail without a search warrant. Senator Susan Collins of Maine questioned Bush's controversial December 20 "signing statement" in which he stated if there were an emergency he wouldn't need a warrant to open letters.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010607E.shtml



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