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madmex2000 Report This Comment
Date: August 17, 2006 02:19PM

(CNN) -- A federal judge on Thursday ruled that the U.S. government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered it ended immediately.

In a 44-page memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, -- who is based in Detroit, Michigan --struck down the National Security Agency's program, which she said violates the rights to free speech and privacy.

In a Republican led world you don't need this basic right.
Freedom on the March....
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 17, 2006 04:03PM

Hey, "I don't have anything to hide", so "what should we be worried about?"
mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 17, 2006 07:12PM

What do you know, a real 1st. For once Madmex and I agree on something.

The whole concept of "nothing to hide personally" when a government action flies totally in the face of our constitutional rights holds no water for me.

I always knew the courts would be the ones to eventually decide this issue and had hoped this indeed would be the outcome of their review.

I must also relate I doubt that U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor will have a long and lustrous career in that post after that ruling.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 18, 2006 12:23AM

Face It! It will be appealed and resumed. Madmex, please do not say "the courts" Its one activist judge........PERIOD
mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 18, 2006 01:45AM

I'm sure it will be appealed and hope that it will eventually stand as a pertinet ruling, though it's likely to have to make it all the way to the Supreme Court before it will ever really stick.

In case you seem a bit confused by the phrase "the courts" [email protected], any court in America actually is a division of the Judicial Branch which is loosely and commonly referred to as "the courts", so this is the correct phrase to use since the court mentioned is a part of that system.