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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Court strikes down warrantless wiretaps

A US district court today ruled that the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretap program is unconstitutional.

In an injunction ordered an immediate halt to the program, US District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor tore into warrantless surveillance, which she found "violates the Separation of Powers doctrine, the Administrative Procedures Act, the First and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution, the FISA and Title III."

The government is also, under the ruling, barred from monitoring Internet communication without warrants.

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