the constitution

from "Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of U.S. District Court ordered a stop to the wiretap program, secretly authorized by Bush in 2001, but both sides in the lawsuit agreed to delay that action as the Justice Department appeals her decision.

'It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights,' Taylor wrote in her 43-page opinion.

She added:'There are no hereditary kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution. So all 'inherent powers' must derive from that Constitution.'"

"if the president has to obey the constitution and the law, then the terrorists have already won." -- chicage tribute website reader comment