August 17, 2006, - 1:07 pm

NSA-Opposing Judge Engaged in Misconduct

I figured Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, a 73-year-old Jimmy Carter appointee, would have the chutzpah to overturn the NSA wiretaps and rule in favor of the ACLU and its raft of Islamist, America-hating plaintiffs. And she did not disappoint my low expectations of her.
She seems to hate America and fairness almost as much as . She certainly hates a fair, impartial Judiciary. It’s not just that she’s a shameless liberal who always allows her politics to enter into her decisions. It’s that she’s so shameless she improperly interferes with cases that are not even hers.

Judge Anna Diggs Taylor:

Judge Ruled Against NSA Security Measures, Engaged in Improper Behavior

One of those things is the fact that she tried to take the University of Michigan Affirmative Action challenges away from Judge Bernard Friedman, a judge that she feared would overturn the case. He was randomly drawn as the judge, and she attempted to get the case assigned away. Whoever heard of a sitting Federal Judge engaging in judge shopping? Who knows how many other cases there are like that in which she interfered?
Diggs Taylor should have been impeached and removed from the bench for that offense. But, instead, nothing happened to her.
Given her slavish interference to stop a fellow judge from overturning an affirmative action case, is it any surprise she did not hesitate to stop a vital national security program?
No, it’s no surprise. It’s just sour icing on the rancid cake. The ACLU drew the best judge possible. Unlike her, Judge Bernard Friedman–the highly ethical, conservative judge from whom she tried to transfer away the affirmative action case–doesn’t have her gutter “ethics” and didn’t try to transfer this important case about America’s safety away from her.
Pity. whose side she took.
Just one of the many times when the phrase “Your Honor” simply doesn’t hold water. There’s little honor with Judge Diggs Taylor.

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11 Responses

The only people here who hate America are the ones with no respect for its laws and institutions. FISA is a law, not an opinion or a liberal bias. You can ignore the second two, this country was built on the first. Who hates America more: A judge fulfilling her duties to uphold the laws of the land, or a renegade president who has admitted to breaking them? Who hates America more: a judge level-headed enough to see that fear of the dark isn’t a good enough reason to toss away the checks and balances of our system, or a president who is so frightened that a terrorist lurks behind every bush that he is willing to violate his oath to uphold the Constitution?

TexanAmerican on August 17, 2006 at 6:48 pm

Debbie, you should have heard Rush Limbaugh today tearing into Jimmy Carter over his stupid comments about Israel and Hezbollah. The “Der Spiegel” interview Carter granted. He’s never been that mad and if you wanted to guess the President who appointed the worthless Anna Diggs Taylor to the federal bench, well you’ve guessed right. It was the guy who gave us the misery index, MEOW, the Iranian mullahs, the hostage crisis, the botched rescue raid and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. I’m sick and tired of liberals too – they carp, bitch, moan and whine but never come up with any positive solutions. And their judicial friends, like Taylor, do the damnedest to undermine our country. I’m livid and utterly sick at what’s going on. And every American should be as well at people who do nothing but hate every day – our President and our country!

NormanF on August 17, 2006 at 7:44 pm

Hate carter because he tried to save our hostages during the “Botched rescue raid” and it failed?
Your hatred for Bush (beacuse of the Iraq war) must be off the charts.
Me? I love this country and it’s Constitution.
For those reasons (among others) I can’t stand this President.

Robert on August 17, 2006 at 9:38 pm

Robert – You are right on the money: I, too, love this country and the Constitution and it has led to a great disappointment in this administration. They clearly have used any and every turn to instill fear in the populace. I acknowledge there are serious security issues in this country today – What there are NOT are any reasons why our Constitution should be ignored for the sake of protecting us.
I’ve seen reference on the right made about the capture in London. What I’ve YET to see is the acknowledgement from the right that all of those intercepts came within the auspices of current laws in England. I don’t believe that anyone reasonable would be against monitoring this information, it just needs to be done within the Constitutional framework…

Tekumseh on August 17, 2006 at 10:22 pm

You missed an important fact. In the Michigan case Taylor’s own husband, University of Michigan Regent S. Martin Taylor, was one of the plaintiffs in both of the cases she attempted to derail. You can read more at

Danny Carlton on August 17, 2006 at 11:38 pm

Dittos NormanF.
Robert: Speaking of “off the charts”, the comments of you and tekumseh really stretch the envelop of stupidity.

joesixpack31 on August 17, 2006 at 11:42 pm

This is terrible. Debbie is condemning a judge who simply upheld our constitution, smearing her in the ugliest way Is this the new American Way? Debbie, you should be ashamed of yourelf. I am a Jew, a supporter of Israel and a believer in America. That I believe the president should be as accountable as the rest of us hardly makes me an Islamist or an America hater. The only hate over here is in your post, and I congratulate most of the commenters who recognize this hate and resist it. You owe the judge an apology, and you owe yourself some lessons in Constitutional law.

richard on August 18, 2006 at 1:36 am

Oh my G-d! I just cannot believe some posters, like Robert, Tecumseh and Richard overlook the fact we’re NOT at peace! The NSA program was intended to intercept FOREIGN communications from Al Qaeda/Hezbollah sympathizers to their cells inside this country. You people need to wake up! You think the barbarians are still OUTSIDE the gates. WRONG! They’re already inside it. And without this tool, thanks to a single liberal judge, thousands of more Americans will die. (As if the 3,000 who already died on 9/11, including Debbie Schlussel’s own cousin, aren’t enough.) As for Richard, if you’re a supporter of Israel, then you do know the Muslims in this country hate Jews. The host of the blog has received death threats from some of them. And people who hate Jews as history has taught us, are people up to no good. I haven’t always agreed with the President’s policies but unlike his father, he stood up for Israel when the rest of the world, including Jimmy Carter considered it guilty of “unjustified aggression.” And by the way, those are the substance of Carter’s words to “Der Spiegel!” So the enemies this of the President and America have lost it and they never once say what they do would different to protect us – except to disarm us. I’m not normally an angry person but any one who doesn’t recognize reality is a blockheaded oaf!

NormanF on August 18, 2006 at 2:14 am

The judge was either correct or incorrect in the decision.Since there will be an appeal, why not withold all this name calling till we get a final judgement?
I would,though, suggest, that folksmight begin by reading James Bamford’s two books on NSA before they make statements about what that group does or does not do customarily. You could begin with their
Purpose Statementg. Except that too is classified.But the first of Bamford’s books will
fill you in.If under Bush, NSA was doing something that is questionable, what do you think the NSA was doing prikor to NSA? Waiting for GWB to suggest what they might do for a living?

postroad on August 19, 2006 at 7:55 pm

The system to hold judges accountable does not work. I have personal knowledge. No one is interested in truth. THATS the sad truth of it.

Anne on October 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm

The American people should become familiar with a lawsuit filed by a former NSA employee named John St. Clair Akwei, which exposes a domestic spy program in the United States which is so outrageous, that the NSA was able to prevent this lawsuit from being heard.

The lawsuit can be found on the Internet. John St. Clair Akwei VS The National Security Agency. Based on Akwei’s knowledge of the NSA’s infrastructure, he describes a satellite surveillance system that has been used to secretly catalogue the unique set of bioelectric/entrainment frequencies of each American citizen’s brain, which enables the NSA to instantly track any person in the United States.

This is a form of brain fingerprinting.

Akwei also refers to the NSA’s Signals Intelligence EMF Scanning Network, which he states utilizes this brain fingerprinting to monitor American citizens without their knowledge or consent.

Jim on October 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

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