A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency’s program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy as well as the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.
Keep in mind that all this means is they have to start getting warrants — follow the law and Constitution just like how we have always done it in this country.
So, how will the right react? Will they have respect for the Constitution and the law? We’ll see.
OK, we’re seeing. It’s the usual — attack the judge. For example, comments promoted by a post at Ace of Spades HQ,
Not only is she a Carter appointee, she is Black. Want to bet she was admitted to Yale on a Minority set a side? Maybe she’s related to Conners, the other Black nut from Mo Town.
As said by Abraham Lincoln: The court has made thier decision. Now let’s see them enforce it.
The judges and lawyers will doom this country.
Similarly at RedState,
The Justice Department should reply to this ruling by announcing that they are really busy monitoring the race and sex of all government employees to comply with “diversity” requrements. This task will render the DOJ unable to comply with this ruling for several….years.
Anna Diggs Taylor – appointed May 1979 by President Jimmy Carter
Confirmed by Democratically-controlled Senate in October 1979
One of Carter’s last actions to destroy this country before he was booted from office. Ugh.
Remember, we’re talking about requiring warrants, that’s all.
Strata-Sphere writes, (apparently not knowing that there WERE warrants for all the taps mentioned),
Remember how phone calls and money transfers from Pakistan to the UK helped expose the plot details and the fact we were days away from its implementation. Recall how all the lefties from Lamont on have claimed America cannot be allowed to monitor terrorist communications with their associates here in the US and monitor their financial transfers to detect and stop the next 9-11. Well hold on folks, but another unelected judge has decided Terrorists need protection because we may listen in on their calls to the Holiday Inn reservation line and that risk is more dire than 3,000 + people dying in an attack (more hear at WaPo).
… OK Al Qaeda – it is now open season on Americans. Go to it. We are disarming.
… Lamont supporters at Kosland are all ecstatic that we have been ordered to surrender to Al Qaeda…
Which inspired comments:
You may believe all that nonsense about how we must uphold the constitution! How many times do you suicidal idiots have to be told that the constitution is NOT a suicide pact!
However, even if the Supreme Court ruled against the President, he could tell them to go urinate up a rope.
Anna Diggs Taylor, Clinton appointee. Campaigned in 1979 for Jimmy Carter. Ruled in favor of the ACLU to have nativity scenes removed from public property in Dearborn (Islamonazi haven) and Birmingham in 1984. Married to S. Martin Taylor who, according to his U of Michigan bio, is a DEMOCRAT.
This wingnut posts a picture of the judge and says,
[judge] rule in favor of the ACLU and its raft of Islamist, America-hating plaintiffs. … She seems to hate America and fairness almost as much as the Plaintiffs do. She certainly hates a fair, impartial Judiciary. It’s not just that she’s a shameless liberal who always allows her politics to enter into her decisions. It’s that she’s so shameless she improperly interferes with cases that are not even hers.
And go read how this one cries and moans on and on about requring warrants.