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Posted on 08-18-06 12:13 PM Link | Quote
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NSA eavesdropping program ruled unconstitutional
Judge orders immediate halt to program

DETROIT, Michigan (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.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of journalists, scholars and lawyers who say the program has made it difficult for them to do their jobs. They believe many of their overseas contacts are likely targets of the program, which involves secretly taping conversations between people in the U.S. and people in other countries.

The government argued that the program is well within the president's authority, but said proving that would require revealing state secrets.

The ACLU said the state-secrets argument was irrelevant because the Bush administration already had publicly revealed enough information about the program for Taylor to rule.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



Looks like we're regaining some freedom in this country afterall.
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Posted on 08-18-06 04:05 PM Link | Quote
That basically means that all they have to do is get a warrant, because someone "might be a terrorist" and they can wire tap our phones again. I hat the legal system. But at least this halts them for a few weeks.
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Posted on 08-18-06 04:21 PM Link | Quote
Its been called unconstituional and hardly any citizens want their phones bugged. The possiblity of NSA to get a warrant to do what they've been doing all over again is very unlikely as long as the people stand up.
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Posted on 08-18-06 04:30 PM Link | Quote
This really doesn't change much, the NSA will continue to do whatever they did and justify it with wartime-situations.
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 08-18-06 06:59 PM Link | Quote
Wow, it only took them like what, 6 months for them to rule it unconstitutional. Heh heh, they will have to take out a warrent on every citizen now, tee hee.
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Posted on 08-19-06 01:17 AM Link | Quote
my friend fulya has been wiretapped ever since she came to this country (she is turkish)

after you say "bombs" "Al qaeda" "explosive" "Democrat" or "sedition" you can hear an audible click on the phone and another exactly two minutes after...it was trippy
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 08-19-06 01:31 AM Link | Quote
I still like that she talks to the agent listening in.

So retarded though... I'm surprised they don't do that to one guy I know. He's only Mexican though, so I guess they don't bother.
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