A federal judge has ruled that certain terrorist surveillance efforts under former President Bush were illegal. The case at hand dealt with recording the phone calls of an Islamic charity and two attorneys without a warrant. The conversations were recorded after the Treasury Department declared the Islamic charity a supporter of terrorism.
The attorney for the Plaintiffs, however, argued the case had larger implications: "By virtue of finding what the Bush administration did to our clients was illegal, he found that the Terrorist Surveillance Program was unlawful . . . ."
The program was discontinued in 2007, and this case was the last one pending before a trial judge.
Federal Judge Rules Bush Program Illegally Wiretapped Americans | The Huffington Post