I knew I’d come up with something!!! In this case the legal system did work!
“DETROIT (Reuters) – A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered the Bush administration to halt the National Security Agency’s program of domestic eavesdropping, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was a setback for the Bush administration, which has defended the program as an essential tool in its war on terrorism.
Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the controversial practice of warrantless wiretapping known as the “Terrorist Surveillance Program” violated free speech rights, protections against unreasonable searches and the constitutional check on the power of the presidency.
The program has been widely criticized by civil rights activists and raised concern among lawmakers, including some in President George Bush’s own Republican Party, who say the president may have overstepped his powers by authorizing it.”