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August 17, 2006
Federal Judge Offers Personal Opinion That NSA Intercept Program Is "Unconstitutional"
Welcome, Glenn Greenwald Reader!s: Important background here.
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agencyâ€™s program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.
And she ordered an immediate halt to the program. Not giving the Government or Congress any time to scramble to introduce legislation conforming with her opinion.
Obviously, she takes terrorism seriously.
The have-it-both-ways Democrats have been claiming for months they're gung-ho on national security, and don't object to the NSA program in principle, they merely wish the President to "comply with the law" and seek Congressional authorization for the program.
Well, Congress has had months to pass such leglislation.
Where is it?
On the heels of the SkyBomb busts, ably assisted by American signals intelligence (i.e., NSA intercepts), this judge has ruled that American efforts in this regard must stop immediately.
I don't question her timing. I question her sanity.
Well, This Explains It: Two words that chill any anti-terrorist's blood to red ice: Carter. Appointee.
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