Responding to the commentary from the U. Cincinnati that ran on Jan. 10, it fails to note that there is a secret court where the president can get a warrant. He can even get it 72 hours after the spying has commenced. This court is essentially a rubber stamp. It almost never rejects and rarely significantly modifies the government request. In 2004, there were 1,758 warrant submissions, 94 were significantly modified and none were rejected. So why would the president choose not to go to this court?

He has, as of yet, offered no explanations. So the question arises, who was he spying on that would not be approved by a quick trip the court? Journalists? Political enemies? Is he just another Nixon? That’s the question I want answered.

Nathan Giusti

Electrical engineering freshman

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