Sunday, May 24, 2009

Feingold letter to Obama: I'm going to investigate you, sucka

Well, he didn't quite say that, but the equivalent:

Feingold writes that while he appreciates Obama's "good faith desire to at least enact a statutory basis for such a regime, any system that permits the government to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or without a meaningful opportunity to have accusations against them adjudicated by an impartial arbiter violates basic American values and is likely unconstitutional."

Obama shouldn't expect that his celebrity status will allow him to violate the Constitution in some ways that are even worse than Bush's trespasses without a fight.

Read the full letter to Obama here.