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Bush on his own terms

While President Bush and his senior aides continue to defend the legality of the wiretapping program he ordered after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, many legal scholars remain skeptical. According to the New York Times, legal and political analysts say the Bush administration has succeeded in framing the debate on their own terms. “It’s a very astute strategy,” UGA law professor Peter J. Spiro said in the article. “They don’t have much to work with legally, but they’re framing these justifications in constitutional terms to a public audience. That may serve them well.”