Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the controversial practice of warrantless wiretapping known as the "Terrorist Surveillance Program" violated free speech rights, protections against unreasonable searches and the constitutional check on the power of the presidency.
Since the founding of our nation, presidents have always had the ability to spy on our enemies. One of the primary functions of the President is to keep the nation and it's people safe. Judge Taylor, a liberal Democrat and Carter appointee, have joined the rest of the Democrat party and made sure that the government can't utilize the Surveillance Program to get us safe. It's weird that Judge Tayor claims that this ruling is protecting the rights of Americans afforded them under the Constitution. There are apparently exceptions, like the right to life and liberty which terrorists would like to rid us of. Amazingly, her ruling comes just one week after the British foil a massive terrorist plot using this type of program. The Democrats are so blind.
The Justice Department will seek an immediate stay of the opinion and appeal. Until the Court has the opportunity to rule on a stay the parties have agreed that enforcement of the ruling will be stayed.
Fortunately the decision likely would be overturned by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. In the meantime, the Democrats will see this ruling as a victory over President Bush. What they won't see is that people keeping identifying them as the Party that will not protect American.