Wiretap decision goes over the top

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Author(s) Rocky Mountain News editorial board
Source Rocky Mountain News
Date August 19, 2006
URL http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/editorials/article/0,2777,DRMN_23964_4928086,00.html
Quotes-start.png "Taylor employs plenty of florid rhetoric in the opinion, comparing President Bush with King George III and at times saying "obviously" and "undisputedly" the wiretap program violates the Constitution. But her arguments show a profound misunderstanding of the Bill of Rights, so it's unlikely to persuade appellate judges. And the main constitutional question remains whether these wiretaps are considered unreasonable searches under the Fourth Amendment." Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Judge Taylor was right to rule program unconstitutional on the topic NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.