Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against NSA

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    Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against NSA

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Published: June 2, 2006

    Filed at 8:50 a.m. ET

    DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge will go ahead with hearings in a legal
    challenge to a warrantless domestic surveillance program run by the National
    Security Agency.

    U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor also criticized the Justice Department
    for failing to respond to the legal challenge, The Detroit News reported
    Friday.

    The NSA and the Justice Department declined immediate comment. The Bush
    administration has said that hearings would reveal state secrets that affect
    national security.

    The American Civil Liberties Union in Detroit and the Center for
    Constitutional Rights in New York filed lawsuits against the program in
    January, saying it violates Americans' rights to free speech and to privacy.

    In March, the plaintiffs asked the judge to declare the National Security
    Agency's program illegal. They said the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
    Act requires that the spy agency go to a secret court in order to spy within
    the United States.

    The government filed a motion saying that no court can consider the issues
    because of a privilege against revealing state secrets, if doing so harms
    national security. The judge said she will hear the government's motion only
    after proceeding with a June 12 hearing on the plaintiffs' motion to
    summarily declare the spying illegal.

    ''Although defendants have not responded to said motion they may, if they
    appear, argue against it,'' she said.


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    Sid9, Jun 2, 2006
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    Oh great, another liberal dyke judge.
     
    GMAN, Jun 4, 2006
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