Skip to comments.A Terrorist Win (Judge's ruling on wiretapping)
Posted on 08/17/2006 9:14:44 PM PDT by FairOpinion
Judiciary: Detroit Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has agreed to the American Civil Liberties Union's demands to shut down the National Security Agency's wiretapping program. Terrorists everywhere are cheering.
The 73-year-old Judge Taylor, appointed by Jimmy Carter in 1979, has a long history as a radical. In 1964, she helped set up a Mississippi office of the National Lawyers Guild, which Congress in 1950 called the "legal bulwark of the Communist Party."
What happened Thursday was nothing less than a judicial disarmament of the U.S. stripping away some of our most valuable weapons in the global war on terror.
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We should move her court to the back 2 seats of a United plane and let her fly around all day.
this is why we must never allow another spineless democrat to take the white house.. we are still paying for these mistakes decades later..
A good related editorial about how the media spins this:
Networks Ignore Weaknesses in NSA Surveillance Ruling by Liberal Judge
FoxNews was the only one where they had someone on who pointed out the weaknesses:
"Nina Easton, Fortune Magazine: "Well, the feedback I got today was that this is going to be overturned by the Sixth Circuit, and I thought your legal analyst you had on earlier was remarkably measured. I got, some of the feedback I got was that this was overtly ideological, that the legal reasoning on it was thin. And this question of the standing of these folks you're talking about, the scholars and the journalists and so on, and whether they actually had standing to bring this suit"
People are catching on...look what happened to Daschle.
I wonder how many venues they filed this in to get such a squish judge?
Who takes an oath to defend The US from ALL enemies - foreign and domestic????
Well - I see this judge as the later... Somebody isn't living up to their oath...
I'm with you. This is just more fluffy, feel good, "moral victory", BS lib nonsense. Her decision will be overturned by the 6th court, and in the end, the only result will be a big fat waste of taxpayer dollars.
Why is this no surprise? Why does it seem like the city who's very name embodied "Made in the USA" now seems more like "Home of terrorists"?
I sincerely hope the NSA lives up the hype heaped upon it by spy novelists and Liberal Hollywod in general, I hope they find some way to keep the game goin' without detection. Is there any cause the ACLU would not back up, insofar that it amounted to the detriment of the USA?
We are our own worst enemy, sometimes.
Totally agree. I hope that lots of Dems publicly side with her decision. That will simply show the public that Dems must never again be put in a position where they can affect the appointment of these kook judges. Her decision will be overturned, and she has done the Pubbies a great service.
That's exactly what I said on another thread about this. :-)
Any legal eagles out there?
I thought that a judge's ruling had effect only in that particular district. How can a single district court judge rule on something with nationwide effect?
Some other person, who was on before the panel, said the same thing, but even better.
What I remember of first year law (and that's not much) is that it just has to be an issue over which there is federal juridiction which in this case is just a question of federal constitutionality. The district federal court is not limited to matters that are confined to its geographic district.
Jimma Carter, the gift that keeps givin and givin and givin....
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