Friday, April 2, 2010

NSA warrantless wiretapping is illegal: Judge

Federal judge declares NSA warrantless wiretapping is illegal

A federal judge has ruled that the NSA's (Nat'l Security Agency) use of warrantless surveillance is illegal. US District Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday ruled in a case based in Oregon that the NSA illegally eavesdropped on two lawyers and an Islamic Charity in 2004. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, states that the government must obtain a search warrant before monitoring domestic calls and electronic communication. But Obama has continued the Bush Administration's argument that key documents in surveillance cases should not be released due to state secret privilege. LISTEN (0:5:16)

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