Finally! Judge Rules that Bush's Illegal Warrantless Wiretapping.. was... ILLEGAL!!!! Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Finally! Judge Rules that Bush's Illegal Warrantless Wiretapping.. was... ILLEGAL!!!!
 


31 March 2010 at 11:16:17 PM
salon

Thank goodness. It took a federal judge to finally stand up for the constitution and say what we have known for a long time. Next steps-will Congress step in and reverse some of the Patriot Act???

In a 45-page opinion, Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that the government had violated a 1978 federal statute requiring court approval for domestic surveillance when it intercepted phone calls of Al Haramain, a now-defunct Islamic charity in Oregon, and of two lawyers representing it in 2004. Declaring that the plaintiffs had been “subjected to unlawful surveillance,” the judge said the government was liable to pay them damages.

The ruling delivered a blow to the Bush administration’s claims that its surveillance program, which Mr. Bush secretly authorized shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was lawful. Under the program, the National Security Agency monitored Americans’ international e-mail messages and phone calls without court approval, even though the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, required warrants.

 

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