From Townhall: “Ideology 1, Law 0: Another strange decision”
Who is Anna Diggs Taylor and what does she have against national security?Here’s the answer from today’s NY Times – “Conflict of interest is raised in NSA ruling”:
The answer to the first question is: a U.S. district judge in Detroit. The answer to the second is as mysterious as the decision she handed down Thursday.
The federal judge who ruled last week that President Bush’s eavesdropping program was unconstitutional is a trustee and an officer of a group that has given at least $125,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan, a watchdog group said Tuesday.Taylor’s association with the ACLU may not have been a cause for disqualification from the case, but legal ethicists agree she should have disclosed the connection. Frankly, I don’t see how a trustee for the ACLU could have seen herself an unbiased arbiter of “ACLU vs. NSA.”