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Thursday, Aug 17, 2006, 8:28 am

Judge Rules NSA/Telco Warrantless Spying Unconstitutional

By Brian Zick
Sarah Karush for AP reports:
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.
via HuffPo

update:
Think Progress has more, including a link to the Judge's opinion (pdf).

update2:
some analysis of the judge's opinion:
Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog
Glenn Greenwald
Christy at firedoglake
KagroX at The Next Hurrah
Mcjoan at dailykos
CNN
Detroit Free Press
WaPo
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