...going through the secret panel?? Judge estimates 30K secret spying orders approved yearly "Going forward, anytime the American people want to know something that I or a former president wants to withhold, we will have to consult with the Attorney General and the white house counsel, whose business it is to ensure compliance with the rule of law. Information will not be withheld just because I say so; it will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well-grounded in the Constitution. Let me say it as simply as I can: transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." - B. Obama ....I guess he's not lying...there is a law that allows this....seems a bit unConsti-frikken-tutional to me though.