Last night in an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended the president’s decision to authorize a warrantless domestic spying program:
The President spoke to this earlier and the Attorney General, who is, after all, the highest legal authority in the country, has spoken to this.
As any veteran of an 8th grade civics class can tell you, the highest legal authority in the country is the Supreme Court. Rice’s position illustrates the problem with this administration – the belief that the power of the executive is unchecked.
And, um, Marbury v. Madison -- the first case in every Con Law textbook.