Wednesday, August 23, 2006

NYT: Right wing goes after judge who ruled Bush wiretaps illegal

Judicial Watch doesn't like judge's service on nonprofit board; from NYT via "The federal judge who ruled last week that President Bush's wiretapping program was unconstitutional serves as a trustee and officer for a Detroit nonprofit group that has given at least $125,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan, one of the plaintiffs in the high-profile case.

Judicial Watch, a conservative group in Washington that first discovered the financial connection, charged Tuesday that the relationship poses a possible conflict for the judge, Anna Taylor Diggs, and it called for further investigation.

'The system relies on judges to exercise good judgment, and we need more information and more explanation about what the court's involvement was in support of the ACLU,' said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which gained attention in the 1990s for raising legal and ethical charges against President Bill Clinton."


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