Thursday, September 27, 2007

Judge Nap on Patriot Act Ruling

Judge Andrew Napolitano was back on my KMOX show this afternoon to talk about US District Judge Ann Aiken's ruling that two provisions of the Patriot Act are unconstitutional.

As Judge Nap pointed out, the government has now lost every single Patriot Act case in court, with federal judge after federal judge ruling against it -- but, in a blatant disregard for the balance of power and the judicial branch, the Bush administration continues to use and abuse it.

Judge Nap explained the case which led to Aiken's ruling, regarding a US citizen whose house and office were searched by the FBI without a search warrant because he had mistakenly been linked to the Madrid train bombing. Those searches, the judge ruled, were a blatant violation of the man's Fourth Amendment rights.

Listen.


Andrew Napolitano is senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel and author of "Constitutional Chaos," "Constitution in Exile," and the upcoming book "A Nation of Sheep" (which we'll talk about at length when he returns to my show at the end of October).