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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech School of Law Dean Walter H. Huffman is a proponent of the rule of law, which implies that government authority may only be exercised in accordance with written laws, which were adopted through an established procedure. This principle is intended to be a safeguard against arbitrary rulings in individual cases.
Huffman, the U.S. Army's top military lawyer for four years and an expert on national security law, says this rule especially applies to the issue of wiretapping.
In the context of national security, the nation's founders produced a Constitution with checks and balances to ensure that no one man - …