Friday, August 18, 2006

Wiretap Program Unconstitutional

by Sarah Karush - August 17th, 2006 - San Fancisco Chronicle (
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government's warrantless surveillance program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate end 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, as well as the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.

"Plaintiffs have prevailed, and the public interest is clear, in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution," Taylor wrote in her 43-page opinion.

The Justice Department said it is appealing the ruling.

The socialist and democratic party campaign to gut the war against the islamofascists continues. This ruling proves once again the idiocy of a system where a single arrogant anti-American UNELECTED judge can supercede all actions taken by both the executive branch and the legislative branch to protect our nation during a time of war. We are at war. World War IV (as Norman Podhoretz at least continues to call it) is reality. Those who are opposed to this war cannot be allowed to use the courts to stop it. War is not the province of the courts.

In any sane nation this judge would be impeached and never again allowed to interfere with an ongoing war. Why are our elected officials not already starting this action?


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