Thursday, August 17, 2006

Judge Orders Halt to Warrantless Eavesdrop Program

AP: "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."

Wow. More later.

[Update: The ruling (PDF). Expanded article (CNN). Excerpts: program "violates the separation of powers doctrine, the Administrative Procedures Act, the First and Fourth amendments to the United States Constitution, the FISA and Title III." ... "The president of the United States ... has undisputedly violated the Fourth [Amendment] in failing to procure judicial orders."]


At 12:34 AM, Blogger Chris said...

So can Bush go back and get a warrant and make it legal now? Or he can't do it anymore?>..


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