Friday, August 18, 2006



Well, it's about fucking time. Anna Diggs Taylor, an U.S. district judge, has ruled that the president's warrantless wiretap program is unconstitutional.

This will not be easy. Already Taylor is coming under attack from the shit-slinging bonobos of the far right (y'know, I never thought being someone devoted to civil rights could be good slur material. Apparently, I was wrong). Already the administration is swearing that they'll drag this all the way to the Supreme Court. Already Bush is swearing that Judge Taylor "do[es] not understand the nature of the world in which we live".*

But this is the first step that we really fucking need.

*By the way, George, she's a judge. It's not her job to understand how "the world we live in" applies to the law. It's her job to understand the U.S. Constitution and how it applies to the law. And what you're doing, according to her, is a big fucking violation of it. So, if you want her to "understand the nature of the world in which we live", try getting someone to write an amendment allowing your office exemption from the 4th Amendment and see how it flies.

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