[Judge] Victor Marrero said Congress exceeded its authority by allowing the FBI to keep requests secret under the Patriot Act, passed after the 9/11 attacks.
He said the act offended constitutional principles of checks and balances, and violated the guarantee of free speech.
There they go, treating the Constitution like a mere piece of paper again.
But seriously, my point is that you don't impeach government figures over this type of thing, contrary to the argument of some nutroots that Bush is apparently a special case and should be removed from office if he offends their view of the constitutional exercise of his powers as head of state. If nutroots want Bush removed for that type of thing, they should also push for Bush to remove Congress for this type of thing.
And even more seriously, it may be hoped that the law can be tweaked to the point that the U.S. can achieve effective security without the ACLU turning the Constitution into a suicide pact.