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BREAKING: Federal District Court Rules NSA Wiretapping Program Unconstitutional



Fox News reports a federal district court in Detroit has ruled that the Bush administration’s NSA warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.

A separate federal district court in San Francisco had previously rejected the administration’s argument that the court could not hear the case due to a “state secrets” privilege. The lawsuit alleged that the NSA program violated the First and Fourth Amendments, as well as a number of federal statutes, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The defendants included AT&T and the federal government.


http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/17/nsa-unconstitutiona... /


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Judge nixes warrantless surveillance By SARAH KARUSH
Associated Press Writer

DETROIT - 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.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060817/ap_on_go_pr_wh/warr...

Direct link to Judge Taylor’s judgment and order for permanent injunction:
http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/eGov/taylorpdf/06%2010204....

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Why are you watching FoxNews?

This liberal, Carter-appointed judge will be quickly corrected by the 6th Circuit court.

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Why are you watching FoxNews?

This liberal, Carter-appointed judge will be quickly corrected by the 6th Circuit court.
Isn't FoxNews fair and balanced?

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Why are you watching FoxNews?

This liberal, Carter-appointed judge will be quickly corrected by the 6th Circuit court.
Nah, not just a "liberal, Carter-appoint[ee]"

an African American Woman Carter appointee.

The racist sexist repuke lynch mob will be out in full force.

LOL!!!!!

(Don't worry, Selesfan, they'll keep wiretapping your calls. It was already against the law in the first place).

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Isn't FoxNews fair and balanced?
Yes, of course! I'm just surprised you watch it.

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Nah, not just a "liberal, Carter-appoint[ee]"

an African American Woman Carter appointee.

The racist sexist repuke lynch mob will be out in full force.

LOL!!!!!

(Don't worry, Selesfan, they'll keep wiretapping your calls. It was already against the law in the first place).
Oh, I didn't know she's AA. Doesn't make her decision any less :retard:.

I'm not a terrorist, so they can listen all day if they want. I don't make a lot of calls or receive a lot of calls. They'll be bored.

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Now, it's just a matter of Matt Drudge finding a bad picture of her, digging up a drug charge or two about a distant family member or two, questioning her sexuality and her position on gay marriage, and the whole Repuke machine will be rolling along rather nicely.

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Now, it's just a matter of Matt Drudge finding a bad picture of her, digging up a drug charge or two about a distant family member or two, questioning her sexuality and her position on gay marriage, and the whole Repuke machine will be rolling along rather nicely.
I bet www.dilby.com has beaten him to it.

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Oh, I didn't know she's AA. Doesn't make her decision any less :retard:.

I'm not a terrorist, so they can listen all day if they want. I don't make a lot of calls or receive a lot of calls. They'll be bored.
I'm glad I didn't tell my friend to call you and whisper sweet nothings in your ear, then. . .lol!

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Fox News reports a federal district court in Detroit has ruled that the Bush administration’s NSA warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.

A separate federal district court in San Francisco had previously rejected the administration’s argument that the court could not hear the case due to a “state secrets” privilege. The lawsuit alleged that the NSA program violated the First and Fourth Amendments, as well as a number of federal statutes, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The defendants included AT&T and the federal government.


http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/17/nsa-unconstitutiona... /


Update/AP
Judge nixes warrantless surveillance By SARAH KARUSH
Associated Press Writer

DETROIT - 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.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060817/ap_on_go_pr_wh/warr...

Direct link to Judge Taylor’s judgment and order for permanent injunction:
http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/eGov/taylorpdf/06%2010204....
Let's see now...


That makes like approximately 760 laws that Bush has broken.
But G.W. Teflon will simply bumble his way through another excuse and the lemmings of America will give him another pass. However, if someone were to sue the federal government and get the Federal Supreme Court to hear the case, the federal agencies may get that long overdue smacking they so deserve.

Oh, who am I fooling...?
Judge Anna Diggs is a very brave woman to go up againsnt BushCo, but I fear for her career.

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Shall we thank Jimmy Carter again.
Who appointed this judge?
Which only reminds us why judge appointments
are so important.

As we now know Britain did in fact break up the
latest plot w/wiretapping techniques, assisted
by US info through tapped 'chatter', and even
Pakistans efforts followed this.



Well, nice to know our enemies have far more
free reign in the USA.



Sorry, the average internet geek can find out more
about any of us w/Radio Shack equipment than our
federal govt. Homeland Security has the right to.


I hope the Feds push this through to the Supreme
Court in some form.
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It takes a lot to overturn a decision like this. And until the appeal is heard, absent an order from a higher court, they have to obey it. This should be gooooood.

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It'll be overturned. It might have to go all the way to the Supreme Court, but it will be overturned.
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Of course it is unconstitutional. That is not a surprise. The fact that the ruling was actually made does surprise me. If it goes any farther than that I will also be duly surprised, in a welcome sort of way.
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...However, if someone were to sue the federal government and get the Federal Supreme Court to hear the case, the federal agencies may get that long overdue smacking they so deserve.
Have you forgotten that neither of the 2 Democratic nominees for the Supreme Court in the past year plus were confirmed? Because they were never nominated. Because John F(ucking) Kerry virtually gave away the 2004 election. Any other flights of fancy?
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