Monday, July 29, 2013
"Let the Supreme Court Handle Appointments to the FISA Courts"
One little known tidbit is the role of the Chief Justice in staffing FISA courts and this suggestion that this is constitutionally (and otherwise) problematic is convincing. The Chief Justice is not akin to a President and here doesn't even have the advice/consent check. The solution in this case is open to debate; Senate confirmation might be best.