Bush relying on post-Sept. 11 law to spy on Americans

To justify creating a domestic spying program, the Bush administration is relying on a law Congress passed in the chaotic days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that authorizes the president to wage war against &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2003/01/25/42553.html' target=_blank>al-Qaida and its supporters.

In doing so, the administration bypassed a secret court system that for nearly 30 years has monitored the government's use of electronic surveillance to gather foreign intelligence on U.S. soil.

But is the administration on solid legal ground in using warrantless electronic surveillance for more than four years?

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