Ezzie, the accountant, claims that based on his extensive knowledge of the law (a Touro College undergraduate course for which he earned an A-) the president's decision to spy on Americans in violation of an act of Congress was perfectly legal.
Not that we don't love Ezzie, but let's hear from some folks who have actually finished college - not to mention law school.
SwireBlog: Why the NSA Wiretapping Is Illegal
Orin Kerr: "The program was probably constitutional but probably violated... federal law."
Geoffry Stone: "As in so many areas, Mr. Bush believes that whatever he thinks is necessary must be lawful. King George is a man of action, not of thought; he is a man of faith, not of law. This is a serious and growing problem for this nation".
Glen Greenwald: "There is not a single bit of authority in any of this for the absurd and dangerous proposition that the President has the right to violate a criminal law passed by Congress. Period"
Marty Lederman: "...a sweeping claim of presidential power to ignore all statutes regulating his behavior in warime is radical and profoundly troubling -- and, as far as I know, virtually unprecedented."