Warrantless Wiretapping: Should Feds Pay for Snooping on Suspected Terror Group?

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government went too far in its efforts to monitor an Islamic charity with suspected terrorist ties, tapping the group's phones without a warrant. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has ordered the government to pay some $2.5 million in damages and attorneys fees to the organization, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which is no longer operating. The four-year legal battle centered on elements of the Terrorist Surveillance Program, put in place...Full Story
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