Skip to comments.Bush Wiretapping Program Takes Hit in Calif Ruling
Posted on 03/31/2010 11:31:39 PM PDT by Nachum
In a repudiation of the Bush administration's now-defunct terrorist surveillance effort, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that government investigators illegally wiretapped the phone conversations of an Islamic charity and two American lawyers without a search warrant.
U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker said the plaintiffs provided enough evidence to show "they were subjected to warrantless electronic surveillance" by the National Security Agency.
The judge's 45-page ruling focused narrowly on the case involving the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, touching vaguely on the larger question of the program's legality.
Nonetheless, Al-Haramain lawyer Jon Eisenberg said the ruling had larger implications.
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Except the wiretapping is ongoing. So how can the judge rule that only what Bush did was illegal?
September 7, 1989, nomination by President George H. W. Bush to the federal district court.
Will Ubanga appeal?
This was an old program that ended in 2007, under Bush.
It seems so. The administration seems to have been consistantly trying to continue the Bush policies.