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Re: Not all Men In Black work for the Government (was Re: Carnivore)

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 19:53:01 2001

In message <[email protected]>, Sean Donelan writes:

>There is no "emergency" where law enforcement can't get a judge or
>other proper authority in time.  FBI agents are fairly well trained,
>and most have a high degree of respect for the law.  I've talked to
>several members of the technical branch, and they've all told me they
>are willing wait while the lawyers decide what they can and can't do.

Proper authority, yes; a judge, not necessarily.  See Section (7) of

		--Steve Bellovin,