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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:32 AM
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Judge: NSA's warrantless wiretapping unconstitutional; orders halt now
AP: Judge Nixes Warrantless Surveillance
By SARAH KARUSH

DETROIT (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....

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060817/D8JI9A281.html

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walkon Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:39 AM
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1. Administration Response:
Judge is a CARTER Democrat. Sneer. Sneer.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:39 AM
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2. The next terrorist attack (by Iranians) is in 5...4...3...2...1
Without this wiretapping our defenses are completely down!

:sarcasm:
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rubberducky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:40 AM
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3. Do You really believe that this ruling will stop * ??
The idiot will just rewrite the law to suit his purposes.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:42 AM
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4. indeed, they will just start tapping the judge's phone instead
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JohnnyLib Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:43 AM
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5. Limbaugh ranting
and blamed Carter, Clinton and the vast left wing conspiracy, all in one nonsentence. I'm not sure but what he got the British "crap" fellow in there, too.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:46 AM
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6. Can you smell the NSA's burning brakes, as warrantless wiretapping...
...grinds to a screeching halt? :sarcasm:
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:50 AM
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7. They'll get an emergency stay from the 7th Circuit. Good ruling, anyway!
Go Judge Taylor! Thanks for remembering the Constitution. You're up there with the Warren Court in Brown, in my opinion!
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JohnnyLib Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 11:53 AM
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8. Forcing self to listen to Limbaugh

Carter is "traitorous"

A caller is saying that Carter and both Clintons should be banned from the White House grounds (security)

Man, I hope the militia isn't called up over this ruling.
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agentkgb Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:51 AM
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9. Fox News coverage
The only info Fox has on this on their website is an article about Bush talking about how wrong the decision was and how ignorant Taylor is. It makes it seem as though Taylor is a nutcase who wrote a letter to the editor somewhere, instead of the federal judge she actually is. The whole thing is about what Republicans are doing to counter her ruling and how we need to have the NSA listening in. CNN isn't any better. It's a good thing the NSA has corporate media to help protect us.
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 08:39 PM
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10. Hmm...my law school writing requirement was on this. In my opinion, the
program violates the IVth.

Contemplating allowing DUers to read it...don't know though.
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cmb3366a Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-19-06 01:29 PM
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11. but does the decision mean anything?
Unfortunatly, as long as Bush is office, with a repub majority, I dont see the NSA, or any other secretive agency, following any ruling of any court. How close we are to a Big Brother state, with secrete prisons, courts, and police, scares the heck out of me.
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