Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: Victory! Excuse me while I dance...

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Victory! Excuse me while I dance...

Judge Blocks U.S. From Secret Searches

"NEW YORK - Declaring that personal security is as important as national security, a judge Wednesday blocked the government from conducting secret, unchallengeable searches of Internet and telephone records as part of its fight against terrorism.

"The American Civil Liberties Union called the ruling a "landmark victory" against the Justice Department's post-Sept. 11 law enforcement powers.

"'Today's ruling is a wholesale refutation of excessive government secrecy and unchecked executive power,' said ACLU attorney Jameel Jaffer..."