06/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NYT: Obama Must End Warrantless Wiretapping, Drop 'Ludicrous' National Security Claims

For more than 20 years, it was settled law, born of bitter experience, that the government may not eavesdrop on people in the United States without a warrant.

Until, that is, after the 9/11 attacks, when President George W. Bush ordered the National Security Agency to ignore the law.

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