Federal Judge Resigns from the FISA Court

The Washington Post reports:

U.S. District Judge James Robertson, one of 11 members of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, sent a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. late Monday notifying him of his resignation without providing an explanation.

Two associates familiar with his decision said yesterday that Robertson privately expressed deep concern that the warrantless surveillance program authorized by the president in 2001 was legally questionable and may have tainted the FISA court’s work.

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  1. Nylarthotep says:

    What a drama queen.

    If he had such issues with the process, why did it take him such a very long period to resign?

    Maybe for the political impact?

    Sorry, this is just as foolish as the senators objecting now but remaining silent from the time of the briefings till now. Those who were briefed had just as much ability to offer legislation to block this as they did to sit on their fat back sides and do nothing.