Judge Halts Warrantless Wiretapping Program
As reported by the AP, "A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it." The ACLU brought this lawsuit after the spying program was first disclosed.
This is a huge victory in the fight to stop the government's massive and illegal surveillance. This ruling deals with the so-called "Terrorist Surveillance Program."
EFF has sued AT&T for its role in the NSA's illegal spying, which we allege goes beyond what the President has directly admitted. Last month, Judge Walker rejected the government's motion to dismiss based on state secrets, along with AT&T's motion to dismiss, and allowed the case to go forward.
We've posted some quotes from the decision beneath the fold.