Judge Orders Halt to Warrantless Surveillance
Bush Administration Says It Will Appeal the Ruling
By SARAH KARUSH, AP
"DETROIT (Aug. 18) - Noting "there are no hereditary Kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution," a federal judge ruled Thursday that President Bush had exceeded his authority when he allowed the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans without a warrant.
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit said the surveillance by the NSA violates the rights to free speech and privacy, as well as the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution..."
Thank God there are still judges left who actually use the Constitution as their guide to interpreting the law, rather than these neo-cons who prefer to make it up and/or change the law as they go along.
That Bush/Gonzalez type of monkey business might play in Texas, but it took a woman judge from Motown to show these sleazy weasels how the cow ate the cabbage.
Let's just hope the Supremes don't get their hands on this ruling.