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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Imperial Presidency Footnote

In 1784 John Jay, then United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs, was granted a power to invade individual privacy vastly greater than President Bush’s assertion of the right to wiretap phone calls involving terrorists inside and outside the United States.  (See George Bush: Imperial President?)