Timeline of Bill of Rights under Bush

Phil Leggiere, writing for QuestionAuthority, has complied a timeline of the fate of the Bill of Rights under Bush.

Spring 2001

Bush administration order authorizes NSA monitoring of domestic phone and internet traffic. Link

May 2001

US Supreme Court rules that medical necessity is not a permissible defense against federal marijuana statutes. Link

October 2006

John Warner Defense Authorization Act is passed. The act allows a president to declare a public emergency and station US military troops anywhere in America as well as take control of state based national guard units without consent of the governor or other local authorities. The law authorizes presidential deployment of US troops to round-up and detain "potential terrorists", "illegal aliens" and "disorderly" citizenry. Link 1 | Link 2

June 2007

In "Bong Hits for Jesus" case Supreme court rules that student free speech rights do not extend to promotion of drug use. Link