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Justice Department, for the first time, notifies defendant that evidence came from warrantless wiretaps

Charlie Savage
The New York Times
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:00 CDT

The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional.

Prosecutors filed such a notice late Friday in the case of Jamshid Muhtorov, who was charged in Colorado in January 2012 with providing material support to the Islamic Jihad Union, a designated terrorist organization based in Uzbekistan.

Mr. Muhtorov is accused of planning to travel abroad to join the militants and has pleaded not guilty. A criminal complaint against him showed that much of the government's case was based on intercepted e-mails and phone calls.

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Umm why do we need the

Umm why do we need the supreme court to tell us its unconstitutional? Madison wanted it to be so fing clear it was unconstitutional that he put it in the fricking constitution cliff notes aka bill of rights.

Straight up pre-crime... Gee

Straight up pre-crime...
Gee I hope he was wearing his fucking seat belt when they pulled him over to take him in.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

They always seem to push the

They always seem to push the boundaries of constitutional validity by using terrorism and national 'security'.

Sounds like Solicitor General Verrilli is trying to do the right

thing, now. He told the Supreme Court one thing only to find out it was not true and actually has a guilty conscience. Could this be the case that stops the travesty of the fourth amendment?

so mccain is next


"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul