Activist Judge! Activist Judge!

How DARE she actually uphold the Constitution!

CNN reports that (SHOCK!) wiretapping without a warrant is unconstitutional:

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.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of journalists, scholars and lawyers who say the program has made it difficult for them to do their jobs. They believe many of their overseas contacts are likely targets of the program, which involves secretly taping conversations between people in the U.S. and people in other countries.

The government argued that the program is well within the president's authority, but said proving that would require revealing state secrets.
Well, that took a lot longer than it should have. It doesn't take a constitutional scholar to realize that listening in on someone's phone calls without a warrant is unconstitutional. Doesn't anybody in the White House watch Law & Order?

Now we get to wait for the hysteric reactions from the likes of Malkin, Limbaugh, and O'Reilly. Shrill damnations and denouncements of the Judiciary Branch will surely be falling like rain from their proto-fascists mouths. It should be entertaining.

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