1/17/2006

U.S. government sued over NSA spying

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:32 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed lawsuits on Tuesday against the Bush Administration for conducting wiretaps of American citizens without judicial oversight.

The ACLU filed its lawsuit against the federal agency tasked with conducting surveillance, the National Security Agency (NSA), on behalf of three authors, two Islamic scholars, and three nonprofit groups that believe they have been or could be targeted by the wiretapping orders. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed its lawsuit on behalf of its staff, who fit the criteria of those that could be the focus of investigations, the group said in a statement.

Source: security focus

 

One Response to “U.S. government sued over NSA spying”

  1. john Says:

    little pig little pig let me come in

    I received an article from a friend in Colorado. The article was from the Colorado Daily. The article troubled me a great deal. There was a 2004 quote from President Bush concerning the administration’s approach to wire tapping. Here’s the quote — Quote from Bush in 2004 — “A wiretap requires a court order,” President Bush declared in a statement in 2004. He added, “When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order when we do so. It’s important for our fellow citizens to understand [that] constitutional guarantees are in place… because we value the Constitution.” To me this is such a big deal and the President is the one that evidently said this. I’d like to know what you think about this issue and if your aware of the quote.

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