Thursday, December 29, 2005

Warrantless Spying Threatens Terrorism Cases

President Bush's order to use warrantless wiretaps could end up delaying or even dismississing court cases against suspected terrorists. Defense lawyers for people accused of terrorist activities are already filing papers to see if evidence against their clients was gathered illegally. (NYT)

UPDATE: ABC reports this morning (Thursday, December 29) that the order to conduct warrantless wiretaps may affect cases against at least 16 convicted terrorists or suspected terrorists already in jail in the US. Among those -- suspect Jose Padilla -- the one-time accused dirty bomber who has since been charged with lesser crimes. (ABC)

1 comment:

Jake Porter said...

Since Colin Powell has said this was a stupid idea I wonder if he will be on the terrorist watch list.