First Court Ruling that Bush Administration Wiretapping was Illegal
President George W. Bush exceeded his legal authority when he instructed the National Security Agency to spy on suspected terrorists in the United States without obtaining warrants from a special federal court, according to a court ruling on Wednesday. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco ruled in favor of the Saudi Arabia-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which sued the government over what it claimed was illegal wiretapping in 2004.
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