Thursday, August 17, 2006

You can bet her phones are tapped now...

I'm a little surprised the news of the liquid explosive "plot" didn't come down today, as opposed to a week ago.

Why? Because U.S. District court judge Anna Diggs Taylor today struck down the NSA's warrently wiretapping program, calling it a violation of not only the FISA court, but also the First and Fourth Amendments, that's why

In the 44-page ruling, she notes that the 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."

Of course, AG Gonzales has said the program will pretty much go on while under appeal...which reads to me that they're going to ignore this ruling, much like they've ignored many, many laws in the course of the War on Terror.

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