Federal Judge Orders NSA Spy Program Stopped

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit today found the NSA domestic spying program “without warrant” and violated the First and Fourth Amendments. She ordered it stopped.

“Plaintiffs have prevailed, and the public interest is clear, in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution,” wrote the judge. Read the decision here. [PDF, 107kb]

Sweet. Now we can go back to playing terrorist telephone tag with impunity.

[via Cnet] (Thanks to Phil!)


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  1. Ben says:

    Damn activist judges!

  2. gotbock says:

    Yeah, I mean obviously the constitutional right of foreign terrorists to make private phone calls into our country supersede my right to live. What were they thinking? Huh?

  3. steinwaytony says:

    Consumerist’s occasional foray into the tricky realm of blogosphere politics is always enough to steal a comment out of me.

    Just keep in mind that this decision was inevitable. The ACLU astutely judge-shopped in the right place. The appeal is where it gets interesting.

    The Washington Post had a surprisingly down-to-earth edito….

  4. Plasmafire says:

    The decision already got reversed, by another judge, pending the appeal.