Warrantless Surveillance Program Ordered Stopped by Federal Judge in Detroit

Just received this from ABC News:

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN DETROIT ORDERS IMMEDIATE HALT TO BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM, CALLING IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Update: Further details are now in from AP:

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of journalists, scholars and lawyers who say the program has made it difficult for them to do their jobs. They believe many of their overseas contacts are likely targets of the program, which involves secretly listening to conversations between people in the U.S. and people in other countries.

The Detroit Free Press has some background information on the judge and the suit. CNN reports here.

Glenn Greenwald has several updates.
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