Five major civil rights organizations and six business leaders announced their support for a suit filed against President Bush to stop the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretap program today, RAW STORY
Last year, it became known that the NSA has been intercepting the phone and e-mail communications of Americans without first obtaining judicial approval. Many believe this to be in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The American Civil Liberties Union also believes the program violates consitutional free speech and privacy rights. The group has filed suit in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking a declaration that the NSA spying is illegal, and an immediate and permanent halt to the program.
In a friend-of-the-court brief
In their own brief