Thursday, August 17, 2006


Warrantless Wiretap program unconstitutional. Not a surprise to those of us that knew it from the get go:
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.
There are procedures and processes in place, including retroactive permissions that can be used under the law. There was no reason for anyone to bypass this process, especially the President, who took and oath to uphold the law, only to ignore it. I doubt we have heard the last of this.


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