Jan 05, 2007 George W. Bush: Rummaging through the mail
No sooner do I write about governmental intrusions on privacy (here and here) than I learn that George W. Bush recently issued a signing statement asserting the right of the government to search mail without warrants in "exigent circumstances."
Leaving the Bush administration to decide such exigent circumstances is like leaving a chocolate addict in charge of guarding a chocolate warehouse. Neither can be trusted with the task. This is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
This is another example of George Bush’s disrespect for the Fourth Amendment.