Bush Signs Spy Bill, ACLU Sues
Ryan Singel writes on Threat Level:
The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Thursday over a controversial wiretapping law, challenging the constitutionality of the expanded spy powers Congress granted to the president on Wednesday.More here.
The federal lawsuit was filed with the court just hours after Bush signed the bill into law.
The ACLU is suing on behalf of journalist and human rights groups, asking the court put a halt to Congress's legalization of Bush's formerly secret warrantless wiretapping program. The ACLU contends [.pdf] the expanded spying power violates the Constitution's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.