Federal Judge Orders Halt to NSA Spy Programme

The warrantless Internet and telephone surveillance program authorised by the Bush administration violates the US Constitution and must cease immediately. The landmark decision makes US District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency’s once-secret program. The American Civil Liberties Union had filed suit against the government, claiming the program ran roughshod over the constitutional rights of millions of Americans and ran afoul of federal wiretapping law

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