That there will be a huge fight over the next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court is beyond question. But it is somewhat stunning to see Mr. Obama's partisans assert not only that he has the "right" to nominate someone to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Scalia's untimely death, but also that the Senate must obediently confirm that nominee.
Federal agencies have shown a shocking eagerness to use administrative subpoenas -- search warrants that do not require a judge's approval. These subpoenas subvert the Fourth Amendment. According to this item from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the tide may be turning, just a bit, against government snoops: