U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the warrantless wiretapping under the "Terrorist Surveillance Program" violated free speech rights, protections against unreasonable searches and the constitutional check on the power of the presidency. - http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/new...archived=False
US judge rules wiretaps illegal
Judge finds warrantless wiretaps illegal
Written a decade ago - Democracy Betrayed Means New Wiretapping Powers:
Aug 18, '06
Quote from ZASHAGALKA
So, HOW do you 'get the base' out for Republicans in 2006? Answer: Get some liberal judge to endanger National Security.
So, thank you Judge Taylor. You may have just saved the 2006 election for Republicans. . .
I just hope not tooooo many Americans are needlessly killed as a result between now and when this wrongheaded political decision is fixed.
Besides the political rhetoric:
How is getting a warrant "endangering national security" ?
We pour billions into our intelligence services - are you saying they are so incompetent that they can't show probable cause for a judge to issue a warrant?
We must violate the law to preserve it!
Oh wait, what are we fighting to rpeserve anyway?
Last edit by Roy Fokker on Aug 18, '06
Aug 18, '06
Quote from spacenurse
Sorry I let myself get distracted.
The point is that this is not a dictatorship.
The President needs to obey the law and respect the court.
It didn't help that I 'trolled' this thread w/ my earlier input. LOL. :trout: to myself.
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Nov 17, '09