Thursday, August 17, 2006

Federal judge orders halt to NSA spy program

Tech News on ZDNet: "The warrantless Internet and telephone surveillance program authorized by the Bush administration violates the U.S. Constitution and must cease immediately, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
The landmark decision makes U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's once-secret program. The American Civil Liberties Union had filed suit against the government, claiming the program 'ran roughshod' over the constitutional rights of millions of Americans and ran afoul of federal wiretapping law. "

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