December 21, 2010
The New York Times

U.S. Ordered to Pay Damages to Islamic Charity

by Eric Lichtblau

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ordered the government on Tuesday to pay nearly $2.6 million in lawyers' fees and damages to officials with a shuttered Islamic charity in Oregon who the judge said were wiretapped without a court order under the surveillance program approved by President George W. Bush after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The ruling by Vaughn R. Walker, the chief federal judge in San Francisco, punctuates a years-long lawsuit that tested the balance between civil liberties and the president's authority. . . .


"Yet Another Bogus 'Terror' Plot," The Wisdom Fund, May 22, 2009

"Reflections on Independence Day: Justice in America," The Wisdom Fund, July 4, 2009

John F. Burns and Alan Cowell, "Britain to Compensate Former Guantanamo Detainees,", November 16, 2010

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