Professor Alan Meese of William & Mary Law School offers this commentary on the national security surveillance dispute. He says in part:
"Gore, Leahy and Bush's other critics are dead wrong. The NSA surveillance is a valid exercise of the president's authority to gather intelligence necessary to prevent attacks within the United States, attacks Congress has authorized the president to pre-empt and deter. FISA and similar constraints on the president would offend the Constitution, contravene the rule of law and make us less secure."