Federal judge rules NSA wiretap program unconstitutional.
Update: We’ve posted the judge’s injunction, shutting down the program. Excerpts from the opinion soon….
Later Update: Excerpts from the opinion here.
“We must first note that the Office of the Chief Executive has itself been created, with its powers, by the Constitution. There are no hereditary Kings in America and no power not created by the Constitution. So all ‘inherent power’ must derive from that Constitution.”