Breaking news: A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional.
The judge’s ruling is here.
A bit about the judge herself: Anna Diggs Taylor was the first black woman appointed as a federal judge in Michigan, and now serves as the first black woman to be Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to becoming a judge, she served as a lawyer, prosecutor, city attorney and civil-rights worker. So she knows a little something about civil rights.
From her opinion:
In this case, the President has acted, undisputedly, as FISA forbids. FISA is the expressed statutory policy of our Congress. The presidential power, therefore, was exercised at its lowest ebb and cannot be sustained.
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