mark for study
I think it's a fair take on the CRS report, as well as WaPo's use of it. I agree emphatically with this part ...
The Post's coverage of the CRS report is deeply misleading. In fact, the CRS concluded:I think the legal analysis in the Powerline piece has some significant holes in it - but it is still completely on point in its criticism of the WaPo article.
Whether an NSA activity is permissible under the Fourth Amendment and the statutory scheme outlined above is impossible to determine without an understanding of the specific facts involved and the nature of the President's authorization, which are for the most part classified.