Warrentless Wiretaps Unconstitutional

This is already old news, but I want to celebrate it anyway.. Today U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that the NSA wiretapping that’s been going on is unconstitutional and should be stopped immediately. Some of her ruling appears in this cnn article and the best part is the third paragraph.. Impeachment anyone?

The defendants “are permanently enjoined from directly or indirectly utilizing the Terrorist Surveillance Program in any way, including, but not limited to, conducting warrantless wiretaps of telephone and Internet communications, in contravention of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Title III,” she wrote.

She declared that the program “violates the separation of powers doctrine, the Administrative Procedures Act, the First and Fourth amendments to the United States Constitution, the FISA and Title III.”

Her ruling went on to say that “the president of the United States … has undisputedly violated the Fourth in failing to procure judicial orders.”

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